Resolution J285-2013

Honoring the West Genesee Marching Band upon the occasion of capturing the 2012 New York State Field Band Championship



  • Jan 29, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring the West Genesee Marching Band upon the
occasion of capturing the 2012 New York State Field Band Championship

WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  to  commend  those
organizations  of  distinguished purpose that have been committed to the
pursuit of excellence and that bring great pride to the citizens of  New
York State; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is  justly  proud  to  hereby
honor  and recognize the West Genesee Marching Band upon the occasion of
winning the 2012 New York State Field Band Competition Championship; and
  WHEREAS, The West Genesee Marching Band secured  its  32nd  Governor's
Cup,  a  remarkable  accomplishment,  with  a  first place finish in the
National Class of the 2012 New York State Field Band Conference Competi-
tion; and
  WHEREAS, No marching  band  can  succeed  without  outstanding  talent
throughout  its  entire  roster;  such was the case for the West Genesee
Marching Band whose members  include:  Shawn  Davern,  Jillian  Breault,
Elizabeth Hammond, Cady Martin, Megan Petty, Julia Herron, Allison Nave,
Michela  Kahsay, Jordan Koster, Mackenzie Nish, Sarah O'Neil, Alexandria
Ptak, Jenna Cunningham, Logan McGuire,  Lauren  Salansky,  Erin  Dowler,
Toria  Jernigan,  Meghan  Miller,  Jillian Taylor, Alex Cerchia, Makayla
Fox, Madison Seamon, Claire Wenner,  Lauren  Reilly,  Michael  Dufresne,
Aidan  Tracy,  Mike  Waters;  Amanda  De  Sellems, Raymond Gillis, Megan
Kiggins, Sarah Devlin, Jackie Peterson, Claire Thomas, Sydney  Bleecker,
Mackenzie  Gross,  Paul  Neri,  Nick Piato, Ryan Andrews; Chris Colbert,
Vince McCauley, Steven Munger, Harry Rein,  Billy  Viau,  David  Arends,
Connor  Davie,  Drew  Loustanau,  Steven Mirabito, Will Musengo; Allison
Sandefur, Brad Till,  Tim  Vallee,  Chris  Waters,  Ben  Wilson,  Annika
Bergquist,  Brian  Fraser,  Andrew  Klaczko,  Stefania  Marzynski, James
Soper, Lisa Morabito, Caroline Spang, Ellen Smith; Matt Davern,  Natalie
Pillion, Laura Zwerger, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Alec Macaluso, Nick Mulpagano,
Ben  Myers,  Michael Calascibetta, Ian Hart, Jeff Hotaling, Jon Kennedy;
Rob Michel, Bret Whaley, Megan MacLachlan,  Nick  Ross,  Mark  Boisseau,
John  Buttner, Colin McCrea, Claire Michel, Erik Whalan, Jack Boulerice,
Peter Jolevski, Jonathon Ramsden, Louie Jolevski, Ian Potash, Joe Zollo,
Andrew Marotta, Roberto Ramos-Brito, Nick Bentley,  Frank  Bufano,  Ryan
Cutler, Andrew Nave, Michael Pitzeruse, Ben Widrick, Alex Williams, Jake
Wojcik, James Ziobrowski, Luke Alberts, Sydney Baratta, Michael Klaczko,
Lexie White, Dan Corcoran, Celine Kristoff, Max Neimeier, PK White, Dana
Marie Kellog-Shafer, James Krisher, Jessica Mason, Rachel Munnett, Alys-
sa  Purdy,  Emily  Rahrle,  Hannah  Savage, Nathan Grome, Dana Langevin,
Corey McCrea, Jessica  Birchler,  Erica  Cerchia,  Anna  Fortais,  Devyn
Ottman, Katherine Widrick, Timothy Gardner II, Jessy Boyce, Morgan Gaff-
ney,  Allie  Gettino,  Amanda  Jock, Camille Pensabene, Emma Ryan, Rosie
Sovocool, Chandrea Brown, Christine Campbell, Sara  Capucilli,  Samantha
Cherry, Rachael Elsey, Deirdre Garrison, Delaney O'Neil, Michaela Ander-
son, Monica Andrews, Christianna Braun, Caitlin Davie, Taylor Del Moral,
Joie-lyn  Fox, Anna Fredette, Alex Goldych, Morgan LaVallee, Diana Pugh,
Becca Purdy, Jenna Rahrle, Haley Richardson, Kayla  Smith,  Liz  Stanis-
treet, Meghan Vallee, Karen Awayda, Caitlyn Deaver, Jenna Hickey, Marisa
Hurst,  Adrianne  Milea,  Caroline  Pedrotti,  Isabelle Tracy, and Haley
Winks; and
  WHEREAS, The success of the West Genesee Marching Band is due in great
part to the dedicated efforts of Band Director Michael Stachnik, and his
outstanding staff, as well as the constant encouragement and support  of
family and community members; and

  WHEREAS,  The  successful overall history of the West Genesee Marching
Band is impressive; the Marching Band has  logged  more  than  30  state
championships,  earned  a  number  of  national  tournament  honors  and
performed in several NFL games; and
  WHEREAS,  The  West Genesee Marching Band shared noteworthy attributes
on and off the field,  as  well  as  in  competition;  individually  and
collectively,  band  members  exhibited  discipline, hard work, and good
sportsmanship, demonstrating to themselves and to others that they  have
an  enviable  combination  of  talent and character, which has reflected
favorably upon their school and on their community; now,  therefore,  be
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the West Genesee Marching Band upon the occasion of captur-
ing the 2012 New York State Field Band Competition Championship; and  be
it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  members of the West Genesee Marching Band and Band Director
Michael Stachnik.


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