Thirty-four band students represent Minisink Valley in Hudson Valley Honor Bands ensembles

Honor band students

Thirty-four Minisink Valley student musicians performed in the recent Hudson Valley Honor Bands concerts, a unique experience for outstanding Hudson Valley band students.

HV Honors Band logo“Being selected to participate in these prestigious music ensembles is a testament to the dedication these student musicians have,” said Superintendent Brian Monahan.  “It’s also a testament to the quality music program we have at Minisink Valley and the commitment of our dedicated faculty to music education.”

Selected students were:

Hudson Valley Honors Wind Ensemble
Liam Burns, trombone
Heather Day, flute
Sophia Solimando, trumpet

Hudson Valley Honors Symphonic Band
Charlie Curabba, clarinet
Mitchell Demberg, percussion
Vincent Galligan, trumpet
Madilyn Greenberg, alto saxophone
Anthony Motta, tuba
Daniel Oenga, clarinet
Faith Padavano, clarinet
Gianna Squitieri, flute
Hanna Wieboldt, flute

Hudson Valley Honors Concert Band
Ava Conklin, trombone
Treven Costello, clarinet
Colin Day, percussion
Ashley Greenberg, flute
Matthew Milby, alto saxophone
Regina Oenga, flute
Sebastian Sarno, percussion
Landon Straw, trumpet
Hudson Vellenga, trombone
Austin Weymer, alto saxophone
Jacob Yourman, trombone

Hudson Valley Honors Sixth-Grade Band
Abigail Caputo, flute
Emily Danzig, alto saxophone
Emily Devine, tuba
Lauren Galligan, French horn
Jack Guido, trombone
Owen Hutchital, alto saxophone
Aubrey Johnson, clarinet
Caitlyn Moran, tuba
Adele Vernatter, clarinet
Elisa Vernatter, trombone
James West, trumpet

Established in 2008, the Hudson Valley Honor Bands Program provides an exceptional opportunity for outstanding Hudson Valley band students in grades 6 through 12 to make music together. Rehearsals take place in the fall of each school year and culminate in a final concert performance featuring contemporary works to classics of the band repertoire.

The Hudson Valley Honor Bands Program is sponsored by the Syracuse University Bands. Membership is by invitation and/or band director recommendation, with the registration and seating audition process taking place during the spring and summer months.