North Smithfield students named All State musicians

North Smithfield students named All State musicians

North Smithfield students chosen for Jr. and Sr. Division All State Vocal in front, from left, are Abby Boisvert, Madison Hill, Cassandra Cavallaro and Ann Marie Votta; middle row, Avery Peirce, Nathan Medeiros, Brooks Shatraw, and Sarah Caouette; back row, Nicholas Schmidt, Alex Laferriere, Lana Delasanta and Melayna Prudhomme. Missing from the photo: Matthew Laferriere.

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield High School music directors Fritz Benz and Regina McAdam have announced the Rhode Island Music Educators' Association All-State musicians for 2014. The students auditioned in November and were selected from thousands of students statewide to participate in All-State concert performances this month.

North Smithfield was among the schools with the highest numbers of accepted students in the state, with 35 high school students selected and participating in All-State Band, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Mixed Choir and Women's Chorus.

North Smithfield students who were selected by the Rhode Island Music Educators' Association for All-State Jr. Division Instrumental are, in front, from left, John DerBedrossian, Jacob Forbes and Michaela Gamache; back row, Nicholas Hanoian, Kevin Crowshaw and Sam Turco.
No. Smithfield students selected by Rhode Island Music Educators' Association for All-State Senior Division Instrumental are, in front, Bridget Hall, Sarah Pugliese, Heather McClure and Emily West; middle row, Ian Pascoe, Robin Hall, Ben Marcotte and Kristen Fontaine; back row, Brian Rowe, Matthew Ethier, Ryan L'Heureux and Christopher Forbes. Missing from photo are Larissa McGovern and Sarah Lamoureux.