Three Fox Lane High School musicians have been selected from thousands of students throughout New York State to participate in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Ensembles.
Jakob Ebers, a 12th grade jazz bass player will perform as a member of the All-State Vocal Jazz Choir’s rhythm section. Ursula Seymour is a 12th grade soprano singing with the All-State Women’s Choir and Leigh Tooker, a 12th grade jazz vocalist, will perform in the All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
Selection for participation was based upon the student’s solo performance rating in the NYSSMA Solo Festivals held this past spring, in which over 10,000 students vied for spots in the All-State Ensembles. Ursula and Leigh participate in the Fox Lane High School choral program under the direction of Edward Reisert. Jakob performs with the Fox Lane High School Jazz Band under the direction of Joey Berkley. The state conference will be held November 29th through December 1st, 2012 at the Rochester Convention Center, Rochester, New York.