MHS student Edward Spear recognized for musical excellence

High school student, Edward Spear, wearing a blue short sleeved shirt stands in front of the Best 100 Communities for Music Education in America banner.A Monticello High School (MHS) student has been recognized for musical excellence and named to the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State music ensemble performance at the annual Winter Festival held in Rochester, NY, on Sunday Dec. 2, 2018. Edward Spear will be singing Bass 1 in the Mixed Chorus. He is a student of MHS Chorus Director Marissa Jurow.

Monticello Central School District has a comprehensive performing arts program that includes Dance, Concert Band, Chorus, String Orchestra, General Music, Jazz, Chamber, Guitar and Piano programs and has been selected by the NAMM foundation as a “Best Community for Music Education” eight times.

Having a student selected to participate in the annual festival of the state’s most dedicated music students is an extraordinary accomplishment for the district of Monticello.