HHS Sends 12 to All-County Music Festival

HHS Sends 12 to All-County Music Festival
Posted on 02/03/2020

Hicksville High School sent 12 of its top student-musicians to the 2020 Nassau Music Educators Association All-County Music Festival, held at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in mid-January. The festival brings music students together from schools throughout Nassau County.

To qualify for participation, students must perform at the New York State School Music Association Adjudication Festival and be nominated by their music teachers. A committee of Nassau County music educators make the final All-County selections.

“We are very proud of these students and all they have accomplished,” said Hicksville Supervisor for the Fine and Performing Arts Chad Wyman, who also commended Hicksville High School music teachers Michael Caruso, Alyssa Loiftus,Jonathon Shmuel and Jennifer Weiss for the work they do with these students.

Congratulations to the following Hicksville High School All-County musicians who were selected to perform with their respective ensembles:


Brandon Baade – Division 4, Grade 9
Omar Bohorquez Cristancho – Division 4, Grade 9
Kayla Clark – Division 5, Grade 12 


Amber Corbett – Division 4, Grade 10
Sierra Hall – Division 5, Grade 12
Laura Munn – Division 5, Grade 12
Rachel Samuel – Division 5, Grade 12
Jade Vila – Division 5, Grade 12


Matthew LaBarca – Division 4, Grade 10
Serena Lam – Division 5, Grade 11
Ethan Mascarenas – Division 5, Grade 12
Saddaf Menhaji – Division 5, Grade 12

All-County Muisicians

Pictured above: Hicksville Supervisor for the Fine and Performing Arts Chad Wyman (back row, far left) and Hicksville High School Principal Ray Williams (back row, second from left) congratulate the school’s All-County musicians and their teachers, Jennifer Weiss (front, far left), Alyssa Loiftus, (front, second from left) and Michael Caruso (far right). Missing is teacherJonathon Shmuel.