12 Musicians earn All-State Honors

Bishop Hendricken students to perform at 79th Annual All-State Festival

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All-State Musician Benjamin Newbury ’19 playing percussion during the Winter Chamber Ensemble Concert. Click to enlarge.

WARWICK, RI (March 11, 2019) – Bishop Hendricken is proud to announce that 12 student musicians and singers were selected to perform at the Rhode Island Music Education Association’s (RIMEA) 79th Annual All-State Festival and All-State Jazz Concert.

The All-State Festival takes place at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence on Sunday, March 17th. Bands perform at 11am, Orchestras at 2:30pm, and Choruses at 7pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. The All-State Jazz Concert takes place at the URI Fine Arts Concert Hall on Wednesday, March 13th at 7pm. The Jazz Concert is free and open to the public.

“I am very proud of the hard work that the students put into their All-State auditions,” said Mr. Sean Donnelly ’07, Instrumental Music Program Coordinator. “I cannot wait to hear these young men perform with the best musicians that Rhode Island has to offer. I know that they will represent Hendricken well at the All-State concerts this week.”

The following students were named 2019 All-State Musicians from Bishop Hendricken:
Sean Connaughton ’19: Senior All-State Chorus
Timothy Dziekan ’19: Senior All-State Orchestra – Bassoon
Eric Fornaro ’20: Senior All-State Jazz Ensemble – Tenor Saxophone (1st in the State)
Bryan Hong ’22: Junior All-State Band – Trumpet
Wilson Jablonski ’22: Junior All-State Band – Clarinet
Benjamin Kane ’20: Senior All-State Chorus
Alex LaBlanc ’20: Senior All-State Chorus
Jack Lindenberg ’19: Senior All-State Chorus
Benjamin Newbury ’19: Senior All-State Orchestra – Percussion
Jacob Rademacher ’22: Junior All-State Chorus (1st in the state – bass vocal)
Christopher Relyea ’21: Senior All-State Orchestra – Horn (1st in the state)
Thomas Wilkins ’20: Senior All-State Chorus

For more information on the concerts, or All-State selections, visit: www.rimea.org/allstate.