Following exceptional performances at New York State School Music Association Solo Evaluation Festivals, along with recommendations from their music teachers, 34 student-musicians in grades 5-10 performed at the Suffolk County Music Educators Association’s All-County Music Festival on March 14 and 15 at Comsewogue High School. Additionally, the music department hosted rehearsals for the festival on March 7, 13 and 14 at the high school.
“To host a festival is truly a community event,” said Michael Caravello, director of music and fine arts. “In every aspect of the rehearsals, you saw students, music teachers, custodial staff and parents working together to make this event a success.”
The Port Jefferson School District congratulates the following band, orchestra and chorus students: Division 1 (grades 5/6): Gani Ates, Emily Hearney, Owen Okst, Ella Parker, Benjamin Procaccini, Mattea Rabeno, Michela Rabeno, Stefano Rabeno, Jack Reilly, Grant Samara, Caelan Schretzmayer, Nicole Schully, Hannah Skula, Kate Sommerstad, Kasumi Layne Stasik, Noah Teaney, Lily Tener, Brennyn Veit, Jack Worrell and Peggy Yin; Division 2 (grades 7/8): Grace Crugnale, Cole Fortier, Phoenix Jampol, Hyun Jin Lee, Francine Leung, Ryan Robertson, Ava Schully, Mayu Takeuchi and Miles Kaming Thanassi; Division 3 (grades 9/10): Ibuki Iwasaki, Trey Pisano, Anita Rescia, Joseph Kaming Thanassi and Ryan Worrell.