SHRUB OAK, N.Y. -- The Lakeland School District is home to some of Westchester's top musicians.
Julianna Christopolous, a junior at Lakeland High School, Sarah Taxter, a junior at Panas High School, Cary Abramson, a junior at Panas High School, Ariana Vida, a junior at Panas High School and Tatiana Stevenson, a sophomore at Panas High School were selected to Area All-State Group.
This year, Lakeland has students in all five performing groups - Women's Choir, Mixed Choir, Band, Symphony Orchestra, and String Orchestra.
The Area All-State groups are open to all public school music students in Westchester County.
Students who are selected must perform a NYSSMA solo in the year prior to the Area All-State festival and receive an excellent rating, as well as a solid teacher recommendation
Entrance into one of the Area All-State groups is known as being very competitive. The students with the highest of scores and recommendations within all of the top scores and recommendations are selected.
Students will be performing on the stage at SUNY Purchase on Nov. 10th at 7 p.m.