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    Welcome to the Holland Patent Music Department!
     
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    Holland Patent provides students in grades Pre K-12 with a well-rounded music education. The district is proud to offer over ten credit-bearing and extracurricular performing ensembles, classroom music, Suzuki-modeled violin classes, AP Music Theory, and a Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter to our students. It is the goal of the Holland Patent Music Department to cultivate the maximum musical potential in each and every student. 
     
    Please use the links to the left to find out more information about our program.

    Golden Knights Music News
    1 High School Musician selected for All-Eastern!
    1 Holland Patent High School musician was selected to participate in the 2023 NAfME Conference All-Eastern! This festival is for the best of the best musicians across CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, PA, VT, and part of Europe who have earned their spot by performing the most challenging solo repertoire and earning a perfect or near perfect score. Only a small fraction of students who audition are selected. Huge congratulations goes out to:
    Heather B. - Violin Alternate
     

    Golden Knights Music News
    2 High School Musicians selected for Conference All-State!
    2 Holland Patent High School musicians were selected to participate in the 2022 NYSSMA Conference All-State! This festival is for the best of the best musicians across all of New York State who have earned their spot by performing the most challenging solo repertoire and earning a perfect or near perfect score. Only a small fraction of students who audition are selected. Huge congratulations goes out to:
    Heather B. - Violin 1
    Caedyn R. - Trumpet Altenate
    7 Holland Patent Musicians to participate in Zone 4 Area All-State!
    7 high school music students will be participating in the 2022 Zone 4 Area All-State Music Festival to be held on November 18-19. These students were selected based on their outstanding NYSSMA solo rating from last school year. They are amongst the best musicians in Oneida, Herkimer, and Oswego counties! Congratulations to the following students!
    Heather B. - Concertmaster
    Logan C. - Bass
    Renae C. - Clarinet 1
    Sierra L. - Alto Sax 1
    Caedyn R. Principal Trumpet
    Stephanie C. - Soprano 2
    Aaron L. - Baritone Alternate
    Four successful ratings at NYSSMA Majors 2022!
    Holland Patent was proud to once again host a NYSSMA Majors evaluation festival on June 1-2, 2022. This year, Holland Patent represented 4 out of 11 performing ensembles at the festival. We are pleased to share that our ensembles earned two gold and two silver ratings! Congratulations to the students for their hard work and dedication throughout the school year. The music teachers are very proud of your accomplishments! 
    Holland Patent named Best Community for Music Education for the sixth consecutive year!
    The Holland Patent Music Department is proud to have been once again named a Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. This distinction is provided to school districts who go above and beyond to provide outstanding music-making opportunities for students. More impressively, this is the sixth consecutive year the district has earned this distinction! Thank you to the parents, teachers, students, and administration who make recognition like this possible. 
    HP Students to participate in the 2022 Elementary All County Festival
    8 Holland Patent musicians in grades 5-6 have been selected to participate in the 2022 OCMEA Elementary All County Festival hosted in April. These students were nominated by their music teacher for their outstanding musicianship and were selected to participate after review by a committee. Congratulations to all of the students on their outstanding accomplishment!

    Congratulations to our Zone 4 Area All-State Musicians!
    9 high school music students were accepted as musicians into the 2021-2022 Zone 4 Area All-State Music Festival to be held on March 25-26. These students were selected based on their NYSSMA solo rating and teacher recommendation. They are amongst the best musicians in Oneida, Herkimer, and Oswego counties! Congratulations to our student musicians!

    18 Holland Patent Music Student accepted in 2022 Jr. High All County Music Festival!
    The Holland Patent Music Department is proud to announce that 18 7-10th grade music students successfully auditioned and earned a spot in the 2022 OCMEA All County Music Festival. Students will prepare music and participate in the festival in March. Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment!

    Holland Patent String and Jazz Ensembles featured at BOCES Annual Meeting
    The Holland Patent String Ensemble and High School Jazz Ensembles were the featured performers at the BOCES Annual Meeting on April 14, 2021. Each group pre-recorded a piece using video and audio with the help of BOCES staff. The performances were premiered at the meeting for area superintendents and are available to view below! Please take some time to check out the hard work of our student musicians!

    Holland Patent Central School District named 2021 Best Community for Music Education!
    The Music Department is proud to once again announce that the Holland Patent CSD has been selected as a Best Communities for Music Education designation for the fifth consecutive year! Even in a year when music education looks different, we are proud to offer such a well-rounded music-making experience for our students. The music department appreciates the continued support from the community, faculty, and administration to make this distinction possible. Thank you!

    Holland Patent Central School District named 2020 Best Community for Music Education!
    The Holland Patent CSD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation for the fourth consecutive year by the National Association for Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. This designation is awarded to districts who demonstrate outstanding achievement and commitment to providing music education to all students. The music department appreciates the continued support from the community, faculty, and administration to continue to increase the music opportunities we provide our students. Thank you!

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