NYSSMA Festival

Through the state-wide accessibility of this process, participants receive educational value through written and audio recorded feedback from highly-trained adjudicators.  Students and teachers are given results and suggested opportunities for improvement.

OA’s Music Department has hosted a NYSSMA festival every year since 2008.  School ensembles, or Major Organizations, can participate for a rating that acknowledges demonstrated levels of achievement. They are judged on overall tone quality, balance and other musical elements. The process provides an authentic assessment of an ensemble’s progress throughout a school year.

Owego-Apalachin Evaluations

2016

SOS Jazz Band   (Dan Fabricius) – GOLD WITH DISTINCTION   Level 2
Elm Street Jazz Band  (Lindsey Williams) – GOLD  Level 3
6th Grade Band  (Lindsey Williams) – GOLD   Level 1
7th – 8th Grade Band  (Lindsey Williams)  –  GOLD   Level 3
8th Grade Select Chorus  (Katherine Gould)  – GOLD   Level 2
OFA 9th Grade Women’s Chorus  (Megan Burrell)  –   GOLD   Level 3
OFA Chamber Singers  (Megan Burrell)  –  GOLD   Level 5
OFA Jazz Band 2   Lindsey Williams  –  GOLD    Level 4
OFA Concert Band   (Dan Fabricius)  –  GOLD WITH DISTINCTION   Level 5
OFA Jazz Band   (Dan Fabricius)  –  GOLD WITH DISTINCTION  Level 6
 

2015

Level 6 – OFA Jazz Band – directed by Dan Fabricius – Gold with Distinction
Level 5 – OFA Concert Band – directed by Dan Fabricius – Gold
Level 5 – OFA Chamber Singers – directed by Megan Armenio – Gold
Level 4 – OFA Concert Choir – directed by Megan Armenio – Gold
Level 3 – Elm Street Jazz Band- directed by Lindsey Williams – Silver
Level 3 – OAMS Symphonic Band – directed by Lindsey Williams – Silver
Level 2 – 8th Grade Select Chorus – directed by Katherine Gould – Silver
Level 1 – 6th Grade Band – directed by Lindsey Williams – Gold

2014

Level 6 – OFA Jazz Band – directed by Dan Fabricius – Gold with Distinction
Level 5 – OFA Chamber Singers – directed by Megan Armenio – Gold
Level 5 – OFA Concert Band – directed by Dan Fabricius – Silver
Level 4 – OFA Jazz Band II – directed by Dan Fabricius – Silver
Level 2 – OFA Women’s Chorus – directed by Megan Armenio – Gold
Level 2 – OAMS Jazz Band – directed by Andy Kearney – Silver
Level 2 – OAMS Symphonic Band – directed by Andy Kearney – Silver
Level 1 – OAMS 6th Grade Band – directed by Andy Kearney – Silver
Level 1 – AES 5th Grade Chorus – directed by Pat Bliznik – Silver

2013

Level 6 – OFA Jazz Band – directed by Dan Fabricius – Gold
Level 5 – OFA Concert Band – directed by Dan Fabricius – Gold with Distinction
Level 5 – OFA Jazz Band (II) – directed by Dan Fabricius – Silver
Level 5 – OFA Chamber Singers – directed by Jennifer Henion – Gold
Level 3 – OAMS (Elm Street) Jazz Band – directed by Andy Kearney – Silver
Level 3 – OAMS eighth grade chorus – directed by Pat Bliznik – Silver
Level 3 – OAMS Symphonic Band – directed by Andy Kearney – Gold
Level 1 – OAMS 6th Grade Band – directed by Andy Kearney – Gold

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