District Hosts Area All State

The Ithaca City School District will host the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) Area All State Music Festival for junior high students on Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5, 2011. The Area All State Concert will be held Saturday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m. in the Ithaca High School Performing Arts Center. The public is welcome and tickets are available at the door, $3 for students and $5 for adults. The ticket proceeds are used to support continued NYSSMA programming.

“It is an honor and privilege for the Ithaca City School District to host the 2011 NYSSMA Zone 3 Area All-state Junior High School Music Festival at the Ithaca High School Performing Arts Center on November 4th and 5th. This event will showcase 400 outstanding student musicians, in grades 7 through 9, from up to 117 middle schools and high schools in a 6 county area. 78 of the participating students are from the Ithaca City School District. This event is made possible through the hard work of the participating students, their teachers, and the generosity of the Ithaca Community”, states Michael Allen, Ithaca City School District Music Coordinator and Liaison.

The Fine Arts Booster Group will assist in the district hosting duties.