Setting a gold standard

Students return from NYSSMA with high marks The busy New York State School Music Association season has nearly wrapped up for the music students at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk and according to music teacher Michelle McLoughlin, it has been a great success. This Spring, 114 RCS students from grades 5-12 have or will have participated in the New …

Melodies of Christmas

  Eight Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School students have been chosen to participate in this year’s Empire State Youth Orchestra Melodies of Christmas Chorale. They will perform along with the Empire State Youth Orchestra at Proctors Theatre Dec. 15-18 in support of Albany Medical Center’s Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Since the inception of …

NYSSMA Area All State Festival

Twelve Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School musicians performed in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All State Festival at Saratoga Springs High School on Nov. 18 and 19. Students were selected to one of the performing ensembles based on their scores earned at last spring’s NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival. They joined the most …

All County Festival features 60 RCS students

Sixty Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk middle and high school students have been selected to take part in the Greene County Music Educators Association (GCMEA) Fall All County Festival based on their strong applications and rankings among the large pool of applicants. The festival begins Nov. 2 bringing together students from seven GCMEA schools in four performing ensembles. Students …

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 …

44 RCS Musicians Selected to GCMEA Spring All-County Music Festival

Forty-four middle and high school music students from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk were selected to participate in the Greene County Music Educators Association Spring All-County Music Festival. The festival concert is being held at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, April 1 at Hunter-Tannersville High School. Students rehearse on Wednesday and return to the festival on Friday for final rehearsals …

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 …

Sixty-one RCS students selected to GCMEA All-County Music Festival

Sixty-one student musicians from the RCS Middle School and High School have been selected to participate in the Greene County Music Educators Association Fall All-County Music Festival. The festival is being held at Catskill High School on Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 4 and 6. Selected to the All-County Elementary Chorus: alto – Nicole Benton, Lydia …

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