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Castelli Visits Greeley High Honors 76 Musicians

State Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R-C/89th District) stopped by Horace Greeley High School Wednesday to honor 76 freshman musicians from the Ninth Grade Orchestra and Concert Band who performed at the New York State Capitol in Albany this past March as part of the New York State Music in our Schools Month.

Castelli presented each member of the Orchestra and Concert Band an Assembly Certificate of Merit and a picture on the “Millon Dollar Staircase” at the New York State Capitol Wednesday afternoon.

“It’s such a great honor for the kids. They really loved it,” said Concert Band director Dr. Raymond Lucia. “He (Castelli) was very gracious and the kids enjoyed making music in a public place.”

From the Concert Band: Russell Bailey, Ryan Baitch, Liam Bradley, Lucas Cacace, Jordan Chow, Leora Fishman, Amber Goodman, Anubhav Guha, Harry Hall, Alex Kaufman, Joe Kress, Noah Krim, Jake Lyman, Ryan Mosca,  Billy Marino, Nicolas Marjolin, Andrew Magnotte, Kevin O’Brien, Cavin Park, John Petrillo, Elizabeth Pott, Amy Rasumus, Gabby Resnick, Jordan Rosenthal, John Russell, Lauren Sabol, Taylor Santone, Hannah Saven,  Chris Scelsa, Margot Silberblatt, Alex Smith, Max Smiley, Sam Schonfield, Kevin Scolow, Grant Steinhauer, Travis Trigianos, Josh Turner, Aileen Walker, Alina Wang, Danny Weisbard, Marshall Widom, Sam Wlody, Rachel Vazquez and Alan Zhang.

“The kids really enjoyed the opportunity to see the Albany state house and perform,” said Orchestra director Davis Knobloch. “They really enjoyed the guided tour of the Senate and Assembly chambers, given by Castelli himself.”

From the Orchestra: Tania Arciniega, Evan Baitch, Emma Benack, Elizabeth Baker-Sullivan, Joao Carvao, Faryzan Chaudhry, Mary Chen, Beatrice Colaizzi, Elizabeth Dee, Julia Desmarais, Graham Harrison, Robert Hwang,  Ethan Kidde, Alex Martinez, Samantha McManus, Andreas Miyashiro, Natalie Odrich, Zoe Kerrich, Elaine Park, Samantha Regan, Dean Rosenberg, Marissa Rifkin, Mrinalini Samanta, Elinan Sauefhaft, Jeremy Summers, Angela Sun and David Vlock.

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