Ten Students Selected for All-State Music Festival


WARWICK — Bishop Hendricken High School is proud to announce 10 student artists have been selected to the 2021-2022 All-State Music Festival sponsored by the Rhode Island Music Education Association (RIMEA). Eight students were selected to the Senior Division and two to the Junior Division. All 10 students will perform at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, March 27, 2022 as part of the statewide festival. BAND: Justin Onysko ’25 (Junior All-State Band, Trumpet) and Zachary Lisi ’22 (Senior All-State Band, Euphonium). ORCHESTRA: Dylan Tupaz ’25 (Junior All-State Orchestra, Percussion) and Edmund Lok ’23 (Senior All-State Orchestra, Double Bass). CHORUS: Julian DiSanto ’22 (Senior All-State Mixed Chorus, Tenor); Anthony Iannuccilli ’22 (Senior All-State Mixed Chorus, Bass); Thomas Jaques ’23 (Senior All-State Mixed Chorus, Bass); Valentino Lombardi ’22 (Senior All-State Mixed Chorus, Tenor); Abel Perez ’23 (Senior All-State Mixed Chorus, Bass); Jacob Rademacher ’22 (Senior All-State Mixed Chorus, Bass).
“The young men who participate in our Arts programs make us proud everyday,” said Richard Sylvia, Dean of Campus Life and Director of Arts. “To see their preparation and talent recognized by professionals in our art is something incredibly special. In a year full of challenging circumstances, we are excited to see them showcase their skills and collaborate with other exceptional student musicians from all over Rhode Island.”
The All-State musicians were chosen based on a video audition which required each to learn a specific piece for their instrument or voice part. Auditions were then evaluated by a panel of professional musicians across Rhode Island. The selectees will rehearse over the course of the next two months culminating in the All-State Music Festival in March.