ICSD Tops Statewide Band Again


Ithaca City School District has again topped the list of participants from one school district in the Statewide Middle School Honor Band.
 
This year, 12 students from Boynton Middle School and DeWitt Middle School earned positions in the band. Phil Pandori recently announced the number of musicians in the band. Pandori is chairperson for the 2016 New York State Band Directors Association Statewide Middle School Honor Band. The band will rehearse and perform March 4 and 5 at the New York State Band Directors Association Convention in Liverpool, NY.
 
Top five school districts listed by number of musicians in the band:
  •  Ithaca City School District – 12 participants
  • Williamsville Central School – 9 participants
  • Orchard Park – 8 participants
  • Frontier Central School – 7 participants
  • Clarence Central School – 6 participants
     
ICSD musicians in the band: Aidan Pan, Eleanor Nelson (oboe), Ruizong Wang, Jefferson Sheng, Christopher Dev (clarinet), Reilly Diemond, Mauro Stein (baritone saxophone), David Howarth (french horn), Daniel Larsen, Max Stephenson, Clea Crane (trumpet), Gavrila Wicaksono (trombone). 

The Ithaca City School District has sent more students to the Statewide Middle School Honor Band than any other school district in New York State over the past eight years.
 
“Congratulations to the 2016 participants for this outstanding accomplishment,” said Michael Allen, band director at Boynton Middle School.