Middle Country Students Selected as NYSSMA All-State Musicians

Five Students Selected to Perform in Statewide Concert

Five student musicians from the Middle Country Central School District (MCCSD) were recently selected to perform in the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) All-State Performing Ensembles. From Newfield High School, senior Tyler Berns was chosen for the All-State Symphonic Band, and juniors Bilal Hafeez and Alyssa Jordan were named All-State Mixed Chorus. From Centereach High School, junior Madison McNally was chosen for the All-State Mixed Chorus and junior Julia Prigl was chosen for the All-State Symphony Orchestra. The selected students performed during the NYSSMA Winter Conference, held at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York.


More than 6,500 students auditioned for this honor, and the five from MCCSD were among the 900 students in all of New York State to be selected. The Middle Country Central School District is dedicated to providing students with opportunities to hone their creative talents, and participating in the NYSSMA program is one of the many ways the District showcases student abilities. The District commends the students and their teachers—Mr. Tom Austin, Dr. Harold Goldstein, Mr. Ed Adams, Ms. Kristi Adams, Ms. Ashleigh Hahn, Mr. Brian Hough, Ms. Joan Verdi, Mr. Lee Schaarschmidt and Mr. Greg Sevian—for the commitment and hard work throughout the year.