Senior and French Horn player Matthew Bhasin was selected to perform with the All-National Symphony Orchestra. Bhasin is a member of the Farmingdale High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of Gina Pellettiere. In addition to earning a chair in the All-National Symphony Orchestra, he was also a member of the prestigious All-State Symphonic Band in Rochester.
Through a rigorous and lengthy audition process, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) annually selects talented high school students from throughout the country for its All-National Honor Ensembles. Bhasin joined the “best of the best” for a virtual event held January 22–24. This All-National Honor Ensembles virtual event included several rehearsals and workshops. Each ensemble created a final, recorded performance that will premier online during the 37th NAfME Music In Our Schools Month in March 2022.
Bhasin has been a member of the highly competitive Farmingdale High School Wind Ensemble since freshman year. He is a perennial member of the Nassau All-County ensembles, a leader in the marching band, and a role model to his peers. Bhasin plans to major in music education.
—Submitted by the Farmingdale School District