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Bennett News & Announcements

Orchestra at NYSSMA

On Monday, June 10, the Bennett Orchestra participated in the NYSSMA Majors evaluation festival held at Onteora HS.   The orchestra, under the direction of Mrs. Karen McKenna, earned a silver award for their level 2 performance. The orchestra performed “North Country Legend” by Mark Williams, “Sinfonia in A Minor” by Telemann arranged by Bob Mathews and “Funny Fiddlin’” by Carold Nunez.  Noted by the adjudicators was the orchestra’s outstanding discipline on stage and their enthusiasm for their performance.  Congratulations to Mrs. McKenna and all of the participating students for a job well done! 

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On June 6th, the Bennett Elementary Jazz Ensemble received Gold with Distinction honors for the third year in a row!!! This is the fifth time this ensemble has received this honor over the last 7 years under the direction of Harvey Boyer, and retired music teacher Mary the headline link above for more.

Ulster County Music Festivals

Over the past three weeks, our talented Bennett musicians have performed at this year’s Ulster County Music Festivals in conjunction with “Music In Our Schools Month.” On March 9th, 18 Elementary Band students performed at SUNY Ulster. On March 16th, 16 Elementary Orchestra students, and 8 Young Elementary Music Symposium students performed at Miller Middle School in Kingston. This upcoming weekend on March 23rd, our elementary chorus student’s will also perform. Congratulations to these extraordinary, and hard-working individuals! the headline above for pictures

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