It is with great pride that Eastport-South Manor Jr.-Sr. High School announces the acceptance of three musicians into the National Association for Music Education All-National Honors Music Ensembles.
Benjamin Isaacson (clarinet), Lennon Lotardo (bass 2 – mixed chorus) and Aidan Young (double bass) were selected from the top 1% of students from all 50 states. Benjamin is only one of two clarinetists chosen from New York State, while Aidan is just one of four double bassists and Lennon just one of 11 bass 2s from the state. Selection to participate in All-Nationals is based on New York State School Music Association solo evaluations on which all three students acquired a perfect score.
Additionally, Benjamin, Lennon and Aidan are only the fifth, sixth and seventh students in the history of Eastport-South Manor Central School District, pre- and post-merger, to be named to an All-National Honors Ensemble. This school year also marks the first time in the district’s history that three students were selected. Past representatives have been band members Bryan Filetto and Rebecca Nelsen and vocalists Lizzie Arnold and Megan McGuiness.
The All-National Honors Festival will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 2-6, with performances on Nov. 5-6 at the Gaylord National Convention Center.
The district congratulates the students on this outstanding accomplishment and extends wishes for success at the NAfME All-National Honors Festival.
Date Added: 9/27/2022