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C-NS Choral Groups participate in Heritage Music Festival

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The Cicero-North Syracuse High School Mixed Chorus and Vocal Jazz Ensemble traveled to New York City April 7-9 to participate in the Heritage Music Festival. 29 schools from all over the United States, performing in 40 different ensembles were evaluated on their musical performances and rated by a panel of adjudicators. The C-NS Mixed Chorus placed 2nd in the their class and earned a gold rating for their performance. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble earned a gold rating and an Adjudicator's Trophy for outstanding performance. No other vocal jazz groups performed at the festival, so they didn't receive a ranking. A gold rating means a performance ranked in the top 10%, and the Adjudicator's Trophy is only given to groups scoring in the top 5% nationwide. The C-NS Mixed Chorus is under the director of Caryn Patterson. Members traveling to New York City included: Kristen Aviles, Noah Barnell, Bailey Bock, Christian Bourdon, Stephanie Burbank, Stacie Cerenzia, Sarah Cooper, Tyler Delao, Kayla Fairbanks, Sophia Frontale, Jasmine Goldthwait, Daniel Greninger, Christian Jaquay, Grace Krichbaum, Saraya Laughlin, Brooke Leden, Alexis Martin, Toby Martin, Jared Nesci, Lexi Pascarella, Alecia Peterson, Noelle Price, Danielle Roach, Shaho Shwani, Andrew Sisco, Chris Suppa, Kyle Tantillo, David Weigner, Hannah Williams, Ryan Williams. Sydney Fina provided piano accompaniment, and Mr. Mark Adamski, Sydney Fina, Hayden Leonard, Shane Patterson, and Jenna Sherry provided percussion accompaniment. The C-NS Vocal Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Caryn Patterson, and associate direction of Mark Adamski. Members traveling to New York City included: Noah Barnell, Tyler Delao, Sydney Fina, Sophia Frontale, Christian Jaquay, Grace Krichbaum, Saraya Laughlin, Toby Martin, Jared Nesci, Danielle Roach, Jenna Sherry, Hannah Williams, Ryan Williams. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be performing their award winning songs at the Jazz Concert on May 4 at 7:00 in the C-NS auditorium. The Jazz Band, under the direction of Tony Maio will also be performing with special guests the CNY Jazz Orchestra.

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Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/@NSyracuseCSD The Mixed Chorus will present their award winning songs at the Choral Showcase on May 18th at 7:00 in the CNS auditorium. The Women's Chorus, and winners of the vocal solo festival will also perform. Both concerts are free and open to the public.