Top EG Student Musicians Perform at All State Concerts

by | Apr 20, 2023

Congratulations to the music students of East Greenwich public schools who were chosen for the annual All State concerts, which took place in March. The All States are hosted by the R.I. Music Education Association (RIMEA). To be named to the All State band, orchestra or chorus, students must audition on a nerves-filled Saturday in the fall. Then, before the statewide concerts, students meet for a couple of serious rehearsals. The result? Lots of beautiful music.


Alexis Besio, Violin (SAO)
Roz Bassen-Alexander, Saxophone (JAB)
Alex Cambre, Tuba (JAB)
William Carroll, Trombone (SAB)
Alicia Chen, Violin (SAO)
Melody Chen, Clarinet, (SAB)
Ava Durfey, Flute (SAB)
*Ryan Finkelstein, Clarinet (JAB) (*first in state)
*Ella Kauffman, Trombone (JAB) (*first in state)
*Ella Kauffman, Trombone (JAJE) (*first in state)
Carolina Kiang, Violin (JAO)
Stephen Larson, Trumpet (SAB)
Aristo Liu, Violin (JAO)
James Marcaccio, Trumpet (JAB)
William Penhall, Trumpet (SAB)
Gillian Prisco, Flute (JAB)
Emma Sheahan-Nguyen, Trumpet (JAB)
Max Silverman, Viola (SAO)
Torin Studley, Cello (SAO)
Brendon Sun, Piano (SAJE)
Miranda Thakuria, Cello (JAO)
Sunny Wang, Flute (SAB)

Cole Middle School 

Kendall Cafferty, Soprano (JAMC)
Kevin Chen, Violin (JAO)
Colin Foley, Trumpet (JAB)
Natalie Frolov, Flute (JAB)
Claudia Hollingsworth, Violin (JAO)
Allesandra Kiang, Violin (JAO)
Daniel Larson, Violin (JAO)
Christopher Marcaccio, Trumpet (JAB)
Keira Reynolds, Alto (JATC)
Kate Saakov, Trumpet (JAJE)

All-State Elementary Chorus

Lucy Berger
Kaelyn Guidici
Camden LaPlante
Melina Martin
Emily Poirier


SAMC = Senior All-State Mixed Chorus
SATC = Senior All-State Treble Chorus
SAB = Senior All-State Band
SAO = Senior All-State Orchestra
SAJE = Senior All-State Jazz Ensemble
JAMC = Junior All-State Mixed Chorus
JATC = Junior All-State Treble Chorus*
JAB = Junior All-State Band
JAO = Junior All-State Orchestra
JAJE = Junior All-State Jazz Ensemble


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Therese Vezeridis
Therese Vezeridis
April 21, 2023 7:35 am

Congratulations to all including their supportive families! Music is a Moral Law; It gives Soul to the Universe; Wings to the Mind; Flight to the Imagination; A Charm to Sadness; Gaiety and Life to Everything. It is the Essence of Order and Lends to All that is Good & Just & Beautiful. Plato

joel westerman
joel westerman
April 21, 2023 8:45 am

Max Silverman, viola, EGHS, orchestra was not listed

Elizabeth McNamara
April 21, 2023 10:58 am
Reply to  joel westerman

Thanks. We will amend.

Lisa H Fertik
Lisa H Fertik
April 24, 2023 2:45 pm
Reply to  joel westerman

Saw this after wondering …why no violas ?? congrats to your Max! ( my Max did junior and senior for viola some years ago!) I miss those!

Judy Stenberg
Judy Stenberg
April 21, 2023 12:04 pm

Congratulations to all the musicians and the teachers who train them. It’s encouraging to know that music is appreciated in East Greenwich and supported in the schools. Keep up the good work.


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