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Byram Hills Vocalist Chosen for NYSSMA All-State Performance as Alternate

Byram Hills High School senior Indiana Ingberman was selected as an alternate for the New York State School Music Association All-State Mixed Chorus performance.

Indiana was among thousands of students who auditioned in the spring for the NYSSMA event.

“Indiana performed excellently at the NYSSMA festival last year and really earned this honor,” chorus teacher Kyle Banks said. “It's an incredibly competitive selection process and I'm so proud he's been recognized.”

Indiana, a member of the bass section, was selected based on his solo audition. 

“I’m happy to be a part of something so amazing,” he said. “It’s great I’ve been able to advance my skills in music to achieve a higher level of All-State.”

The NYSSMA performances will be held in Rochester, New York, from December 1-4.

Indiana
 


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