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Whitesboro High School Announces Students

Whitesboro High School is pleased to announce that three students have been selected to participate in the 2021 Conference All-State vocal music ensembles. This conference brings the most talented, top-scoring high school students in all of New York State to perform together, and students will have the opportunity to work with world-class clinicians to rehearse music to be performed.

They will participate in rehearsals and concerts held during the Winter Conference of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), to be held from Dec. 2-4, 2021.

In order to be considered for the Conference All-State ensembles, students had to perform a level 6 NYSSMA solo at the Spring Solo Festival this past May and receive top marks.

All three of our students received a 100 on their solos!

Carson Cook has been selected for the Mixed Chorus as a Tenor 1. He has been performing with the music department for nine years on both alto saxophone and voice. He grew up surrounded by music, performing with both his mother and sister. Carson loves participating in the school musicals, show choir, playing the organ at his church and cooking. He is proud of receiving a 100 on both his NYSSMA vocal and piano solos last year, being valedictorian of his class and being class president for all four years of high school.

Carson intends to pursue the pre-medical track after high school with a possible minor or double major in music. He is currently looking at Austin College, Baylor University, Texas A&M and Nazareth College.

Isabella Lambert has been selected as an alternate for the Mixed Chorus as an Alto 1. Isabella is a serious competitive dancer outside of school, having danced with Dance Works studio for 13 years. Her dance team won an award at nationals this past year. In her spare time, Isabella enjoys writing and producing her own music. She is an exceptional creator of music and hopes to major in music industry in college.

Isabella has her sights set on SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Potsdam, or SUNY Plattsburgh for furthering her education. Isabella is incredibly proud of receiving a 100 on her NYSSMA solo last year.

Riley Martin has been selected for the Mixed Chorus as an Alto 2. She has been singing with the Whitesboro music program for nine years, and she performs regularly with the A’Cappella Chorus, Chamber Choir and Sweet Adelines.

Riley also played the trumpet for six years. She has participated in NYSSMA Solo Festival for two years and participated in Area All-State in 10th grade. Riley is also highly involved in Whitesboro’s theatre program. In their production of Thoroughly Modern Millie she starred as Gloria, one of the Hotel Priscilla girls, and starred as one of the Storytellers in Once On This Island, Jr.

In her spare time, Isabella runs cross country, and this year she served as the team captain. Riley plans to attend either SUNY Geneseo or SUNY Binghamton for biology.

“We are extremely proud of these students and their accomplishments,” said 9-12 Vocal Music/Music Appreciation Teach Sarah DePalma. “The hard work and dedication demanded by their craft is evident. They will be excellent representatives of our music department, and we are eager to hear their performances. We would like to thank the Whitesboro Central School District for its support of music and the arts, and for fostering the desire for excellence in its students.”