RCS musicians bring home NYSSMA awards

Earlier this month, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Music Department continued its long tradition of participating in the New York State School Music Association Solo/Ensemble and Major Organization Evaluation Festivals. On April 1 and 2, 106 students from grades 5-12 participated in the Solo/Ensemble Festival at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School. Each student was evaluated by a trained …

Special guest helps RCE High School drama club prepare to debut Beauty and the Beast

Broadway actor and singer Steven Ted Beckler held a four-hour master class with cast members of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk production of Beauty and the Beast Feb. 2, to help the students prepare for their Mar. 4-6 performances. Beckler has performed as the Beast and Gaston while serving as understudy for those roles, as well as in …

RCS High School students to perform at Proctors Theatre in Melodies of Christmas Chorale

Eleven RCS High School students, chosen to participate in this year’s Empire State Youth Orchestra Melodies of Christmas Chorale, will perform along with the Empire State Youth Orchestra at Proctors Theatre Dec. 17-20. RCS French hornist Kathryn Rowzee will also be performing as a regular member of the ESYO. Chorale students have been rehearsing since …

RCS sixth graders perform at GCMEA Fall All-County music festival

Sixteen students performed in the Elementary Chorus at the Greene County Music Educators Association Fall All-County music festival Nov. 7. Students who participated include: Nicole Benton Madeline Dewsbury Joseph Gilbert Lydia Hommel Kaylee Howe Gabriella Margiasso Jennifer Marra Makayla Morris Melania Quinto Logan Rogers Andrew Spinner Justin Swann Gavin Trosclair Colleen Unzelman Uchenna Uba Chesnie …

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