Amityville’s Orchestra Groups are Golden

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A trio of orchestra ensembles from the district received gold ratings at the New York State School Music Association’s Major Organization Assessment Festival.

Earning the top honors were the Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School sixth grade orchestra under the direction of Christine Klimek, the Edmund W. Miles Middle School orchestra conducted by Bianca Ferrante and the Amityville Memorial High School orchestra led by Ms. Ferrante.

According to NYSSMA assessment guidelines, a gold rating is awarded to ensembles that have demonstrated an “outstanding level of technical and artistic skill in each of the evaluated categories.” Those areas included tone, intonation, balance, technique, accuracy/execution, rhythm and interpretation. Each ensemble performed three pieces for the judges.