ITHACA, N.Y.—The Ithaca City School District announced over the weekend that 16 local middle school students have been selected to participate in the 2021 New York State Band Directors Association Statewide Middle School Honor Band.

The students, who are all from DeWitt and Boynton Middle Schools, will be able to attend four virtual master classes, workshops and rehearsals, according to a release from Boynton Middle School. The whole band will perform on March 6, 2021.

Students selected were: Riley Hubisz, Anika Rassnick, Lily Wang, Mattias Keresztes, Claire Park, Dean Golden, Olivia Shearer, Anna Hummel, Caedmon Sethupathy, Sadie Kinast, Dylan Mohler, Claira Sine, Nicolas Poelling and Rennie Smolenski.

The students will be recognized for their accomplishment at a ICSD Board of Education Commendation Ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Matt Butler

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