Eighth grade trumpet player Stephen Vumbacco was chosen to perform in the New York State Band Directors' Association Middle School Honor Band (NYSBDA).
The ensemble recently met in Syracuse, NY, to practice and perform a concert directed by Dr. Michael Votta from the University of Maryland. Stephen is the first RCDS student to audition and play for this organization and was selected based on his outstanding NYSSMA scores over the last few years. It is quite an honor to earn a place in this group. Prior to attending, when asked about his accomplishment Stephen commented "I am looking forward to meeting and playing with other musicians across the state who are as dedicated to music as I am."