HHS Students Selected as NYSSMA All-State
and Area All-State Performers
Harrison High School All-State Performers Jack Eiff and Fjord Deda
Two Harrison High School students were selected as All State performers. Jack Eiff has been selected as a Bass in the All State Chorus, Fjord Deda has been selected as a trumpeter in the Symphonic Winds. They will be preparing and performing music with top student musicians chosen from across New York State at the acclaimed Eastman Theatre in Rochester, NY during the annual Winter Conference of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) in early December.
In addition, nine Harrison High School students were selected as Area All-State performers-
Chorus: Jack Eiff, Joey Lipple Smetana, Lucia Lammers, David Fiery; Orchestra: Ai Yamamoto, Matthew Perez; Band: Fjord Deda, Sabrina Kalanz, Charles Zenhausen. They will prepare and perform music with top musicians from across Westchester County at White Plains High School in early November.
Students were selected by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) by preparing and performing a solo piece at the Spring NYSSMA Festival last year. NYSSMA provides opportunities for thousands of students across New York state to perform competitively by preparing a solo piece of music evaluated by certified judges who provide critical feedback to student performers. Competing in NYSSMA is a rigorous, challenging process that requires much preparation and practice.