Published Stories


NYSSMA Returns to Rochester for 20th Anniversary (Rochester NPR Affilliate –



All County/Area All State Students

Area 2 at Batavia High School (The Batavian)

Bayport-Blue Point High School (Sayville Patch)

Johnstown High School (Leader-Herald)

Newburgh Free Academy (District Website)

Monticello High School (District Website)

Monticello High School (Times Herald-Record)

Northport High School (Northport Patch)

Galway CSD hosts Saratoga-Warren County (SWCMEA) All-County Band Festival (Albany Times-Union)

South Seneca High School (Finger Lakes Times)

Webster High School (District Website)

William Floyd School District (

All Eastern Students


All National Students

Farmingdale High School (

Sayville & Others (Newsday)

Syosset & Others (Newsday)

Webster High School (District Website)

All State Students

Babylon Jr./Sr. High School (Babylon Patch)

Bayport-Blue Point High School (Sayville Patch)

Briarcliff High School (District Website)

Catskill High School (Hudson Valley 360)

Cazenovia High School (Eagle News On-Line)

Christian Brothers Academy -Syracuse (School Website)

Churchville-Chili High School Choir Performs at 2017 Winter Conference (Genesee Valley Pennysaver)

City Honors School (School Website)

Farmingdale High School (

Glen Cove High School (Glen Cove Patch)

Goshen High School (The Chronicle)

Great Neck High School South (The Island Now)

Groton High School (Ithaca Journal) / (

Harborfields High School (District Website)

Herricks High School (The Island Now)

Longwood High School (District Website)

Maine-Endwell High School (Press-Connects)

Manhasset High School (The Island Now)

Messina/Potsdam Area (Daily Courier Observer)

Middle Country School District (District Website)

Minisink Valley High School (District Website)

Monroe-Woodbury High School (The Photo News)

Monticello High School (District Website)

New Rochelle High School (New Rochelle Talk)

Northport High School (Long Islander News)

Riverhead High School (Riverhead Patch) (Riverhead Local)

Rocky Point High School (Miller Place Patch)

St. Lawrence County (Zone 5) Area (North Country Now)

Sachem School District (District Website)

Saranac Lake High School (Adirondack Daily Enterprise)

Shelter Island School (Shelter Island Reporter)

South Glens Falls High School (District Website)

Syosset High School (Syosset Patch)

Pierson High School – Sag Harbor (East Hampton Patch)

Tappan Zee High School (District Website)

Town of Webb UFSD High School (Adirondack Express)

Union-Endicott High School (District Website)

Ward Melville High School (Three Village Patch)

Warrensburg High School (Sun Community News)

Webster High School (District Website)

White Plains High School Mariachi Band Performs at 2017 Winter Conference (White Plains Daily Voice)

William Floyd High School (



Best Communities for Music Education

Available Spring, 2018


Festivals – Major Organization

Monroe-Woodbury (The Photo News)

Pelham Memorial High School (Pelham Patch)

Festivals – Solo & Ensemble

Available Spring, 2018


General News Stories

NAMM Foundation Recognizes 150 NY Schools among Best for Music Education in United States

Past-President Mosher to Receive Distinguished Service Award (Watertown Daily Times)

William Floyd School District Music Program Recognized by LI Music Hall of Fame (LongIsland.Com)

Music in Our Schools Month

Messina & Canton HS Jazz Ensembles Perform (North Country Now)


Piano Showcase

Herricks HS (The Island Now)


Young Composers

West Islip Middle School (West Islip Patch)



Media Coverage on music programs throughout New York State during the 2016-17 School Year:


All-State/Winter Conference – General Story (West Genessee HS Performs)

E. Syracuse-Minoa Middle School Students Work with Composer Sean O’Loughlin (WSYR-TV) (District Website)

Pre-K and Kindergarten Music Program Re-Instated in Middle Country (


All County/Area All State Students

Birdlebough High School (Phoenix CSD) (Oswego County Today)

Cambridge CSD (Two Stories) (Post-Star)

Lake Shore School District (District Website)

Liverpool Middle School (WSYR-TV)

All Eastern Students

Birdlebough High School (Phoenix CSD) (Oswego County Today)

Riverhead High School (Riverhead News-Review)

Wantagh High School (Wantagh Patch)

All National Students

Briarcliff High School (Briarcliff Bulletin)

All State Students

All-State/Winter Conference – General Story (Brighton-Pittsford Post)

All-State/Winter Conference – General Story (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Bellmore-Merrick (District Website)

Brockport High School (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Cazenovia High School (Eagle News Online)

East Meadow High School (East Meadow Patch)

G.R. Bodley High School (Oswego Today)

Kings Park (Smithtown Matters)

Long Beach High School (Long Beach Patch)

Longwood High School (District Website)

Lynbrook High School (Lynbrook Patch)

Malverne High School (Malverne Patch)

Mineola High School (Mineola American)

Monroe-Woodbury High School (District Website)

Newfane High School (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

Northport High School (Northport Patch)

Potsdam HS Valedictorian is an All State Violinist (North Country Now)

Riverhead High School (Riverhead Local)

Scarsdale High School (Community Website)

Wantagh High School (Wantagh Patch)

Best Communities for Music Education

Ballston Spa School District (Times Union)

Goshen School District (The Chronicle)

Longwood School District (District Website)

Middletown Area School Districts (Times Herald-Record)

Festivals – Major Organization

Central Islip High School (District Website)

Eastchester High School (Bronxville Patch)

Hoosick Falls CSD (Bennington Banner)

Hoosick Falls CSD (District Website)

Minisink Valley CSD (District Website)

Pembroke High School (District Website)

Strough Middle School (Rome Sentinel)

Walter Panas High School (Peekskill Patch)

Westfield High School (Westfield Republican)

Festivals – Solo & Ensemble

Bell Top Elementary School – East Greenbush CSD (District Website)

Greenport UFSD (District Website)

Schuylerville Central School District (District Website)

General News Stories

Adirondack HS “Val” active in Music; “Sal” named to All State Choir (Rome Daily Sentinel)

Female Linebacker Excels at Cello (Online News Story)

Massapequa Schools Receives NYSSMA Presidential Citation (Massapequa Observer)

Mineola High School Marching Band (Mineola American)

Orchard Park All State Student Represents Community at Macy’s Parade (Orchard Park Bee)

President Michael Brownell “Strikes Chord” with NYS Officials (Cortland Standard)

St. Francis Preparatory School’s Music Department Earns Middle States Accreditation (Queens Gazette)

St. Francis Preparatory School’s Music Department Travels to Assisi (Queens Gazette)

St. Francis Preparatory School’s New Music Facilities (Queens Gazette)

St. Francis Preparatory School’s Christmas Concert (Queens Gazette)

Music in Our Schools Month

Young Composers

Lynbrook Middle School (Lynbrook-Malverne Patch)