• Jazz Ensemble Receives High Praise at Five Towns College Jazz Festival

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    Congratulations to the Wantagh High School Jazz Ensemble on a spectucular performance at the Five Towns College Jazz Festival!  Under the direction of Mr. Dan Aviles, students received high praise from the four adjudicators on their performance.  Congratulations Jazz Ensemble!  

    13th Annual Band Day!

    Band Day Wantagh 2019

    Over 100 band students district-wide came together on January 26th to participate in the 13th Annual Wantagh Band Day!  Under the direction of Mr. Aviles and Mr. Cockren, our elementary and middle school band students had the unique opportunity to play alongside our high school student musicians.  Thank you to the High School Wind Ensemble, High School Band Council, and our Band Day Co-Chairs Katie Frazer and Theo Hostetter for organizing and hosting such an amazing event for our younger students!

    Marching Band Season Comes To An End

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    The WHS Marching Band takes the field one last time at Hofstra for the football team's final playoff game.  Congratulations to all our students and Drum Majors Kat Proscia and James Seaman.

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    Pep Band from the stands!  

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    Marching Band Directos Dan Aviles and Chris Cockren with Supervisor of Fine Arts, Kelly Jones, and elementary band teacher Sam Giorgio

    Parent distributes hand warmers   

    Big thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Stout for supplying the band with hand warmers to keep us warm during the game!


    Newsday Marching Band Festival 2018

    Congratulations to the High School Marching Band and Varsity Dance Team on a successful performance of our field show, "Innovations" at the Newsday Marching Band Festival!  This was Wantagh's 56th appearance in the annual Newsday Marching Band Festival.  Theo Hostetter was featured in a trumpet solo in "Daft Punk Medley" under the direction of drum major Kat Proscia.  Drum major James Seaman led the band in "Seven Nation Army", featuring our Varsity Dance Team under captains Arianna Benedetto and Jessica Rosanio.  Congratulations to all our students! 

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    Meeting before boarding the buses! 


    Percussionist Joey Weldon got his hands on Mr. Cockren's bag of Doritos. 

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    Staying warm in the stands at Mitchel Field awaiting our turn to perform!

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    High School Band Director Mr. Aviles, who wrote the entire drill for the marching band, beginning our show.


    Trumpeter Theo Hostetter during his solo in "Daft Punk Medley"


    Happy Birthday David Tretter (middle) with friends Chris Schmidt and Will DiMatteo

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    Accepting the trophy for Wantagh: Superintendent John McNamara, Dance Team Captains Arianna Benedetto and Jessica Rosanio, Drum Majors James Seaman and Kat Proscia, and Supervisor for Fine and Performing Arts Kelly Jones.


    Congratulations WANTAGH!!!!

    Homecoming 2018


    Getting into our Parade Block for the Homecoming Parade!

    Dance Team Parade

    Varsity Dance Team

    Drum Majors Parade

    Drum Majors Kat Proscia and James Seamen with Concert Band members Aidan Vecchio and Jerry Wiffler holding the banner

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    Parade Rest

    Dance Team 2018

    Varsity Dance Team with their coaches Ms. Ruda and Ms. Chu

    Trumpets 2018

    Trumpet Section!




    Parade in Progress!

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    Review the Drill before taking the field!


    Drum Majors with the Wind Ensemble Trombone Quartet and Ian Cohen on Snare Drum for the Star Spangled Banner Performance

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    Pep Band!

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    Special Guest!  6th grade Band Teacher Mr. Brinkman with son Bayard!

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    Special Guests!  Mrs. Aviles and Mrs. Cockren with the Cockren kids Olivia + Bennet (and Mrs. Jones hiding in the back!)

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    Student Teacher from 2017-2018 Mr. Lograsso returned to cheer on the Marching Band!

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    Mr. Aviles and Mr. Cockren with new band teacher at Wantagh Elementary School Ms. Giorgio!

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    The Wantagh High School Marching Band taking the field!

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    Post halftime pep band!  Thanks to alumni Tristan, Karen, and Ben for joining us!



    Marching Band Rehearsals 2018!


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    Our 9th graders learning how to march for the very first time!

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    First time outside learning our drill to Seven Nation Army! 

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    Our freshmen making progress with learning marching basics for our Homecoming Parade!

    First Home Game 2018

    Drum Majors 2018

    Drum Majors James Seamen and Kat Proscia

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    Pep Band Directions James Pintauro and Scott Stout

    Marchng Band Banner created by Scott Stout 

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    Pep Band in Action! 

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    Wind Ensemble Trombone Quartet performs the Star Spangled Banner along with Drum Majors and Dance Team Captains