All-National Musicians

The National Association for Music Education has selected Glen Cove High School student-musicians Samantha Smith and Ryan Carmody to perform in the All-National Honor Ensembles at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn.

Smith, who has been playing the clarinet since third grade, will perform with the All-National Concert Band and is Glen Cove’s first student to be selected for this notable honor.

“This is going to be an amazing experience,” Smith said. “To perform at the Grand Ole Opry and to meet students that are just as interested in music as I am is very exciting.”
Carmody will perform with the All-National Mixed Choir. The high school senior said he’s been singing as long as he can remember and is very excited to go to Nashville.
“Nashville is a huge musical place and it’s an honor to perform there,” he said.

The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top-performing high school musicians in the United States. Students chosen for this prestigious honor will work for several days with some of the most renowned conductors in the U.S. before performing in concert at the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 29.