LVHS All-County student-musicians.

Last week was a busy one for the talented musicians in the Locust Valley Central School District as 42 students from Bayville Intermediate School, Locust Valley Intermediate School, Locust Valley Middle School and Locust Valley High School participated in All-County music festival rehearsals.

Students were nominated by their teachers and selected in the fall by the Nassau Music Educators Association to perform in rehearsals at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on the Long Island University campus with the chance to attain All-County status. A committee of music educators makes the final selection of which students will perform in the various groups. Students representing Locust Valley will perform in band, chorus, jazz band, orchestra and vocal jazz categories.

“We are incredibly proud of our highest-level music students for representing Locust Valley at the All-County Festival,” Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Fine and Applied Arts for the district AnnMarie Buonaspina said. “The devotion to their musical craft is evident and being accepted to All-County is one of the greatest honors a young student musician can receive.”