Winterton Represents MCS At Area All-State Festival

Kendra Winterton

Kendra Winterton

The Madison Central School District would like to congratulate sophomore Kendra Winterton on her selection to a New York State School Music Association Area All-State Ensemble. Winterton was selected to participate in the Mixed Choir for Zone 8, which includes Madison, Chenango, Schoharie, Delaware, and Otsego Counties. 

The group was made up of students who receive nearly perfect scores on their Level 6 NYSSMA Audition Solos, which is the highest level you can be evaluated at. The evaluations are extremely competitive. 

Selection to Area All-State is among the highest honors a music student can receive in New York State schools. Last Spring, over 6,500 sophomores and juniors from across the state of New York prepared for All-State evaluations in the hope of being selected to an ensemble. 

The Area All-State mixed choir is made up of the best and brightest choral music students from around the region, with an elite level of attention to detail going into their rehearsals and performances. It is not uncommon for these students to dedicate significant amounts of time practicing outside of school. 

Selected students come together for a weekend to rehearse a concert program. They work together for 8-10 hours, and then put on a performance of the selected works.

This year’s performance was held at Walton Central School, and served as a remarkable showcase of student talent.

Kendra continues the tremendous MCS tradition of sending representatives to the Area All-State Festival. Last year, Class of 2022 seniors Myah Hauck and Anna McNamara represented Madison at the same event.