A record total of seven Lynbrook High School seniors have earned All-State music honors from the New York State School Music Association. Leo Glassman, John Krendel, Zachary Leder, Daniel Marzari and Samantha Rizzo were selected to perform at the annual NYSSMA Winter Conference in Rochester on Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Cally Issidoridis and Anthony Longo were chosen as alternates.
Leo, who plays double bass, was chosen to perform in the Symphonic Band. John, who plays cello, will be performing in the Symphony Orchestra. Daniel was chosen as the jazz lead trumpet in the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble. Zachary will be singing bass in the Mixed Chorus and Samantha has been selected as an alto for the Treble Chorus. Cally and Anthony were chosen as alternates in violin and jazz trumpet, respectively.
Being selected to perform in these elite ensembles is one of the highest honors bestowed on high school music students in New York State. Thousands of students auditioned for this honor at NYSSMA solo evaluation festivals held across the state last year. They join the proud and growing ranks of Lynbrook High School All-State musicians chosen throughout the years.
“This is the highest number of All-State music recipients in Lynbrook history,” noted Joseph Pallotta, the district director of fine and performing arts. “This recognition is a reflection of their talent and dedication, and is a tremendous source of pride for our entire school community.”