Four students from Lakeland’s Van Cortlandtville Elementary School have been selected to participate in the annual Westchester County School Music Association’s (WCSMA) All-County Chorus Festival, to be held at SUNY Purchase, March 10.
The students are: Nicole Artese, Ratu Bolenaivalu, Liliana Guglich, and Flora van Hagen.
The WCSMA is a unit of the New York State School Music Association, and represents over 450 music educators from 55 school districts, including private and parochial schools.
They will perform in the elementary grades (4-6) category
Students from schools/districts all across Westchester County get together at the festival to rehearse and perform a concert of challenging music with a guest conductor selected by the Westchester County School Music Association (WCSMA), said their Music Teacher Cynthia Ramirez. “The kids are very excited and realize what an honor it is to represent their school and Lakeland at this festival,” she added.
Photo: Students sing at the recent Lakeland Board of Education meeting. Courtesy Lakeland Schools