main content starts hereAll-County Music Festival features district students

| February 6, 2018

Students holding string instruments sit in chairs watching conductorMore than 30 Mohonasen students were selected to take part in the Schenectady All-County Music Festival Jan. 26-27 at Niskayuna High School.

The festival featured orchestra, concert band, choir and high school jazz band.

“These students were selected as top in the county,” said Kimberly Kondenar, Mohonasen Performing Arts Facilitator. “The students worked very hard in rehearsals for most of the day on Friday, with guest conductors from around the state.”

Saturday featured practice and dress rehearsal for an afternoon concert for family and community members.

“It was an amazing show. We were all so impressed by how mature the students sounded,” said Kondenar. ” I was especially proud of how well our Mohonasen students represented their district at the event.”

Congratulations to the students and the district staff who lead them in-district, including: Nancy Felberbaum, 6th grade orchestra; Kim Kondenar, 7th/8th grade orchestra; Nicole Gabriel 7th/8th grade choir, Jason Varga 7th/8th grade band, Daniel Jones, high school jazz band.

The following students participated in the All-County Music Festival:


Hannah Crowther
Togba Doe
Savanah Montanaro
Caleb Pacelli
Shayna Sheehan
Madelyn Shults
Cael Sullivan
Julia Varga
Emma Fish
Sarah Fish
Samantha Groncki
Ryan Huba
Laurie Johnason
Cara Lonergan
Lily McCumber
Alexandria Pollizatto
Grace Preissler
Daniel Richards
Kiera Rogers
Olivia Tedford

High School Jazz Band

Brendon Seney Jones
Juliet Fiozzo Jones


Chloe Colon
Evan Curcio
Vayda Gonzales
Julia Lee
Hunter Phillips
Jacob Pincher
Kaitlyn Reedy
Isaac Roman
Noah Solt
Sarah Strauss


Jesse Mathis
Josie Howe
Gino Palleschi
Lia Cox