Long Beach Honors All-State Musicians

Long Beach Public Schools honored three All-State musicians at its Jan. 11 Board of Education Meeting. High school students Olivia DiResta, Joshua Kapilian and Thomas Walsh performed at the NYSSMA Winter Conference, held at the Rochester Convention Center from Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Olivia joined the All-State Mixed Chorus while Joshua and Thomas participated in the All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Director of Media, Visual & Performing Arts Julia Lang Shapiro honored the students with certificates of distinction on behalf of the district. Olivia and Thomas opened the recent meeting with a vocal performance of the National Anthem and were met with applause from members of the Board, administration and audience.