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Senior Musician Spencer Wyman Wins Central Winds Concerto Competition

student poses with french horn During the month of March, Spencer Wyman, a French horn player and a senior at Whitesboro High School, won the Central Winds Concerto Competition. He will perform as a soloist with the Central Winds Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in the Oneida High School auditorium.

Central Winds is Central New York’s premier wind band. Spencer won the competition performing the first movement of Strauss’ “Concerto No. 1 in Eb Major, Op. 11.” He was pleased when they announced that he had won, because the competition was between students in Oneida, Madison, Herkimer and Onondaga counties. Spencer is beyond grateful and he was excited to play with the Central Winds Ensemble. In order to qualify for the competition, he had to perform a portion of his level 6 NYSSMA solo from last May.

In December, Spencer was selected as one of six students to represent Whitesboro High School at the NYSSMA Conference in Rochester. This is one of the highest honors among music students because only the best of the best from across New York are represented.

Spencer is a member of Whitesboro High School’s Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, A’Cappella Choir, Barbershop Quartet and Chamber Singers. He also plays the trumpet, piano, and he sings bass. He received a perfect score on his NYSSMA vocal solo last May.

Spencer would like to thank his private instructor, Mrs. Marjorie Hawthorne, who has helped him prepare for the Concerto Competition and for the NYSSMA solo festival.

Congratulations to Spencer for his win at the Central Winds Concerto Competition!