More than 50 Huntington School District musicians and vocalists have been selected to participate in the Suffolk County Music Educators Association’s annual festival series in March.
Huntington has a storied tradition of sending a large delegation of top musicians to the SCMEA festival series. Students perform in one of three concerts depending upon their respective grade level. This year’s district contingent will include 53 musicians spread across grades 5-12.
“Every year, music teachers across Suffolk County nominate approximately 5,000 students for inclusion in the music ensembles,” said Eric Reynolds, Huntington’s director of fine and performing arts. “Only several hundred students are ultimately selected for each SCMEA divisional music festival. Having our students represent our school district and community in this prestigious festival highlights the excellence found inside our classrooms and rehearsal rooms.”
Huntington’s All-County performers include:
Huntington High School
Orchestra: Chris Mavrogian (oboe), Eliana Ng (piccolo), Lily O’Heir (flute), Kyle Perea (double bass), Madelyn Reed (flute), Ella Siepel (viola), Nathan Soric (Bb clarinet), Grace Wildermuth (double bass)
Band: Lucy Biblow (tuba/Sousaphone), Danielle Brite (flute), Nicholas Danseglio (flute), Emerson Forbes (snare drum), Margaret Lalor (flute), Sam Levine (alto sax), Jennifer Low (French horn), Nathan Musso (trumpet/cornet), Jason Suarez (trumpet/cornet), Bryan Wong (trumpet/cornet), Faith Youngquist (flute)
Chorus: Zubair Ali (tenor), Joshua Avidor (tenor), Julia Segal (alto), Chloe Wheeler (soprano)
J. Taylor Finley Middle School
Orchestra: Sabeena Ali (violin), Sarah Berry (cello), Lauren Landolfi (flute), Matthew Lange (tuba/Sousaphone), Allison Quinn (violin), Henry Stein (trombone), Erin Ye (cello)
Band: Emma Brendel (flute), Jack Alba (trumpet/cornet), Cecilia Kye (Bb clarinet)
Chorus: Morgan Colleluori (alto), Lauren Holly (soprano), Alexandra Kustera (alto), Sophia Matheus (soprano), Sophia Segal (soprano), Joshua Youngquist (baritone)
Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School
Orchestra: Liva Camarata (violin), Ryan Deremer (viola), Brooke Parks (viola)
Band: Harry Alba (trombone), Jackson Stollmack (trumpet/cornet)
Chorus: Michaela Dopico (Children’s Voice)
Woodhull Intermediate School
Orchestra: Charlotte Gordon (violin), Andrea Mani-Munoz (viola), Damaris Mani-Munoz (viola), Lily Tierney (violin)
Band: Jada Joseph (flute)
Chorus: Layna Abraham (Children’s Voice), Joanna R. Kasindorf (Children’s Voice), Josephine Sullivan (Children’s Voice)
“The Huntington Fine and Performing Arts Department is grateful for the extraordinary commitment to music education from the board of education and district and building administration and for the unwavering support from our faculty and staff,” Mr. Reynolds said.
All three SCMEA concerts will be held at Huntington High School. The Division III (ninth and tenth grades) performance is scheduled for Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. The Division I (fifth and sixth grades) concert is set for Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m. The Division II (seventh and eighth grades) performance will be held on Sunday, March 11 at 5 p.m.