Wantagh High School student-musicians William Hostetter (French horn), Catherine Hanauer (harp) and Katriana Koppe (vocalist/soprano) were selected to participate in the New York State School Music Association’s Winter All-State Conference, to be held in Rochester on Dec. 5-8. The trio auditioned among thousands of students across the state for this honor during solo and ensemble festivals and were selected based on their scores and judge’s recommendations.
William is a member of the school’s marching band, band, jazz band and wind ensemble and also plays the trumpet. He also performs with Nassau-Suffolk Performing Arts located in East Meadow. William is a member of the Tri-M Honor Society, formerly known as the Modern Music Masters.
Catherine, also a Tri-M Honor Society member, is a Julliard Pre-College student. She plays violin with the school’s orchestra and tambourine with the chorus.
Katriana is a soprano who sings with the chorus and vocal jazz performance group and plays the violin in the school’s orchestra. In addition to playing several roles in the school’s musical performances, Katriana participates in local and regional theater troupes. She is also on the Tri-M Honor Society board.
The district congratulates the students on this outstanding accomplishment and extends best wishes for success at the winter conference.
Through a commitment to educational excellence in a secure, supportive environment, the Wantagh Public Schools shall inspire students to develop a strong sense of individual worth and respect for others, to become lifelong learners and independent thinkers, and to fulfill themselves as concerned citizens in a diverse world.