Nathaniel Bollerman, left. Lauren Enos, William Green and Ethan Lucas will represent Riverhead High School at the All-State Music Festival this year.

Four Riverhead High School students have been selected to perform at the prestigious New York State Music Association All-State Festival.

Cellist Nathaniel Bollermann, clarinetist Lauren Enos, percussionist William Green and vocalist Ethan Lucas have been selected to perform at the prestigious New York State School Music Association All-State Festival, to be held virtually Dec. 3-5. William was also selected as an alternate on drum set for the jazz ensemble. 

All four are members of the Class of 2021.

“This is an amazing accomplishment and is a direct reflection of their work ethic and the work our Riverhead music teachers have done with these students since they have started,” said Jason Rottkamp, director of fine arts.

Prior to the selection process, students were evaluated on many different aspects of their musicianship, among a pool of candidates from across New York State. After a rigorous selection process, the students will now be participating in All-State ensembles for the second consecutive year and in principal roles. 

The musical and technical requirements are at the highest level of difficulty and are evaluated and ranked by a certified NYSSMA adjudicator. Thousands of students audition for this honor every year. Being selected is an achievement that represents mastery of their chosen instrument.

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