Pizzo Named To All-National Band

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Maggie Pizzo Named to All-National Band

East Hampton High School senior Maggie Pizzo has been selected as a member of the 2013 National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Band. Pizzo will join more than 670 high school students from across the United States to perform at a gala concert on Oct. 30 in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.

Maggie will play flute under the baton of one of the most prominent band conductors in the United States, Dr. Peter Boonshaft of Hoftra University. She is among only five students from Long Island, and 12 from New York State to be selected for the NAfME All-National Honor Band. The band is comprised of 150 students from throughout the nation, representing 45 of the 50 states.

At East Hampton, Pizzo is the principal flutist of the concert band and has performed in All-County Festival bands every year since seventh grade. She also plays the flute in the pit orchestra for the high school musicals. Locally, Maggie has performed in flute recital concerts at Guild Hall and the Southampton Cultural Center.

“Maggie is a hard-working, dedicated, talented and caring young woman,” according to her band teacher, Dr. Marilyn Van Scoyoc. “She is a very gifted musician, and she is passionate about playing the flute. This is a fantastic opportunity for her to meet other talented high school musicians from all across America. We are all very proud of Maggie, and thrilled that she was selected for the All-National Honor Band.” This is the first time East Hampton High School has ever had a student selected to a NAfME All-National Honors Ensemble. Maggie’s parents are John and Mary Pizzo of East Hampton.

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