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Two SHS Students Named All-National Honors Musicians

Two Syosset High School students have been invited to perform at the 2019 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National Honor Ensembles concerts to be held November 6-10, 2019 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States. 

Pardiss Mehrzad was invited to perform with the NAfME All-National Honors Mixed Choir Ensemble and Kevin Xu was was selected to play cello in the All-National Honors Symphony Orchestra.  They will be rehearsing a challenging repertoire in preparation for performing under the baton of six of the most prominent conductors in the United States.

During the 2018-19 school year, talented music students across the United States and overseas in military-base schools practiced diligently to gain a chair or part in their local, district and state music honor ensembles. Of those most elite high school musicians, 556 were considered to be the “best of the best” and were selected for the NAfME festival by audition. All-National Honor Ensembles consist of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed choir, jazz ensemble, guitar ensemble and modern band.

Congratulations to Pardiss and Kevin on this impressive achievement!