Hilton High School a GRAMMY Signature
Hilton Central School District Music
Program Coordinator Nancy Russo has received word
from the GRAMMY Foundation of Santa Monica,
California that Hilton High School is one of only
129 semi-finalists in a pool of 5,000 schools for
Signature School Award in 2011. Hilton
High School was also a finalist in 2009, 2008 and
2004. The GRAMMY Award signifies excellence in
recording and the GRAMMY Signature Schools is
designed to honor exceptional public high school
music programs across the country with special
awards and grants from $500 - $5,000.
GRAMMY Signature Schools exhibit
excellent performance ensembles; high quality instruction in
multiple musical genres offered in the school district; high
quality instruction available to all students in
non-performance music courses such as music history; a
variety of avenues provide music education to a larger
segment of the student population than those in performance
"We will now submit recordings of our
performances a performance CD of the Wind/Jazz Ensemble,
Chorale and Women's Chorus and supplemental materials in
order to move on to the next step," said Ms. Russo.
Hilton High School music includes
Concert and Symphonic Bands, Choruses and Chorales, the
Jazz Ensemble, Crimson Cadet Marching Band, Wind Ensemble,
Piano, Music Theory [both AP and IB] as well as a variety of
courses and performance groups taught by Ms. Russo, Mr.
Jared Streiff and Mr. Adam Klock. Annually Hilton music
groups win awards in adjudicated competitions, area music
festivals and other contests.
The school has a long and proud musical
history. The High School Wind and Jazz Ensemble was
selected to perform in Disney World Orlando in 2009. The Winter Drumline maintains a
national ranking nationally winning World Finalist in 2006
and Northeast Regional Champions in subsequent years. Its
Jazz Ensemble has been invited to perform every year at the
Rochester International Jazz Festival. Hilton High School
graduates have a tradition of pursuing careers in music
instruction and performance.
For further information about the Music Program in Hilton Schools, Ms.
Nancy Russo may be reached at 585-392-1000 ext. 2284.
Music in Our Schools.