Monticello is making music at the all-county festival March 7

More than 70 students from the Monticello Central School District were chosen to perform among the county’s most accomplished musicians in the annual Sullivan County Music Educators All-County Music Festival, which will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Tri Valley High School Bernstein Theater.

The schedule for the festival is as follows:

  • March 7- 3 p.m. – Junior High Jazz Ensemble, Elementary Chorus, Middle School Band
  • March 7 – 5 p.m. – Junior High Treble Chorus, Senior High Orchestra, Junior High Mixed Chorus, Senior High Band

For ticket information, contact Kevin Giroux at


Monticello Central School District supports a comprehensive performing arts program that includes dance, concert band, chorus, string orchestra, general music, jazz, chamber, percussion, guitar and piano programs and has been selected by the NAMM foundation as a “Best Community for Music Education” nine times.

Junior High Jazz Band

Lennie Gleyzer, piano; Kevin Bell, electric bass; Robert Pape-Laucella, trombone; Chris Brush, Bretten Benzenberg, saxophone; Frankie Giorgianni, trumpet

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The Junior High Jazz Band

Middle School Band

Skylar Redzimski, trombone

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Skylar Redzimski

Senior High String Orchestra

Violin 1: Sasrika Rajan, Eric Sanchez-Surman, Nathaniel Varughese, Krystal Pupo, Mia Valencia, Renee Robinson, Noel Varughese

Violin 2: Aubrey Soller, Tristyn White, Rosalie Sheppard, Allison Weinstein, Madison Clancy, Erin Spear

Viola: Amelia Gleyzer, Olivia Steigler, Nathaniel Kenny, Cavan Leaney-Levenson

Cello: Claudia Silverstein, Megan Saracelli, Renee Schreiber, Hailey Kennedy

Double Bass: Sophia Quinones, Owen Bassett, Marley Wells, Erin Brawley

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The Senior High String Orchestra
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Senior High String Orchestra

All-County Senior High Concert Band

Sarah Shamah, Dana Kurthy, Hanna Oestrich, Helen Castro Blanco, Erik Dennis, Elizabeth Granados, Gabrielle Acosta-Herrera, Andrew Lounsbury, Paul Soto, Jenna Borko, Mayra Leon-Hernandez, Alex Poitras, Issaias Taylor-Ukoidemabia, Joshua DuBois, Liza Mitchell

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The Senior High Concert Band

Junior High Mixed Chorus

Sopranos: Trevorn Bailey, Kaylana Colon, Lisa DiPippo, Hailey Kaplan, Anyanka Leon, Kaitlyn Morse, Didi San Miguel

Altos: Dejanae Dillon, Kalene Harris, Vaidi Patel, Janah Quinones, Abigail Rivera, Julianna Ramos, Winter Warner, Julia Wysokinkski

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The Junior High Mixed Chorus

Elementary Chorus

Sopranos: Hope Kinne- KLR, Isabella Rossi – KLR, Freyja Newman – Chase, Kayla DeMornay – Cooke, Emilia Rodriguez – Cooke, Riley Barbato – Cooke

Altos: Timothy Kyles – Cooke, Troy Watson – Cooke, Demitria Bracy – Cooke, Arya Grogan – Cooke