All-State Musicians Send Their Best

left to right front row: Brenda Mendez, Taninna Oukacine, Matthew Kaputa, and Kentaro Matsushima. Back row left to right: Matthew Hoffman, Steven Altinel, Frank Yolango, and Principal John Murphy.
left to right front row: Brenda Mendez, Taninna Oukacine, Matthew Kaputa, and Kentaro Matsushima. Back row left to right: Matthew Hoffman, Steven Altinel, Frank Yolango, and Principal John Murphy.

The 2016 All-State performing organization has selected four Walt Whitman High School students to participate in this year’s NYSSMA All- State Conference in Rochester, N.Y., Thursday through Sunday, December 1st through the 4th. On Wednesday morning the group got together to wish Taninna Oukacine well as she travels to Rochester for her weekend of performances.

Congratulations: Taninna Oukacine (Women’s Chorus), Kentaro Matsushima (Cello), Matthew Kaputa (Band), Brenda Mendez (Euphonium). Congratulations to these talented young musicians and their teachers Steven Altinel, Frank Yolango and Matthew Hoffman on this most prestigious recognition!