Congratulations to our fifth-grade strings students who participated in the New York State School Music Association Solo Festival in Saratoga Springs on March 10. The Piano Festival was held the same weekend at The College of St. Rose in Albany. The students were graded on a prepared solo, scales and sight-reading. The evaluation levels are: Outstanding; Excellent; Good; Satisfactory; Fair; and Needs Improvement. An Outstanding Rating is given only to a performer who displays extraordinary ability and achievement.