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20 Cortland Students Selected for All County Band

Twenty Cortland students have been selected for the All County Band and Jazz Festival. On Thursday, February 15th, students that were selected will be traveling to Cincinnatus Central School for a full day of music instruction and a concert performance. Students from other districts in the county (Cincinnatus, Cortland, Homer, Marathon, McGraw, and St. Mary’s) will be in attendance. Students have been learning music in preparation of the festival. The following students from Cortland School District are participating:

Cortland students participating in All County Band

  • Joe Banewicz
  • Chase Schermerhorn
  • Aubrey Seamans
  • Christian Compton
  • Matthew DeRado
  • Owen Tytler
  • Tayton Bowman
  • Mya Romans
  • Valerosa Gambitta
  • Caden Albright
  • Madison Kelsey
  • Orion Bennett
  • Ryan Phetteplace
  • Xander Stauber

Cortland students participating in Jazz Festival:

  • Tristan Stevens
  • Joe Cataldo
  • Katie Phetteplace
  • Jennifer Newman
  • Kai Hokanson  

Joe Pompili, band director at Cosgrove Middle School in Spencerport, NY, will be the guest conductor. Students will spend the whole day rehearsing music and getting to know students with similar interests from the same county.

Band instructor Corinne Bennett said, “These students have been working very hard to prepare for All County Band and All County Jazz. This is a great opportunity to showcase musicians in Cortland County. I am excited to be a part of the All County experience.”

The concert will be held at Cincinnatus Central School, Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to come see our young musicians perform.



Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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