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The district is pleased to announce that 12 elementary, 13 middle school and 13 high school student-musicians were selected to participate in the Nassau Music Educators Association All-County festivals, held in January at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. Selection was based on the students’ individual New York State School Music Association evaluation scores and teacher recommendations, as well as evaluations during solo performances at regional music festivals.

The district congratulates the following students on this outstanding accomplishment”


Forest Lake School: Daniel Donahue –chorus, alto; Ian Frazer – band, baritone/euph; Reese McCarthy – orchestra, viola  


Mandalay Elementary School: Kiersten Riso – orchestra, violin and Matthew Zacarese – band, trombone


Wantagh Elementary School:  Sean Boyce – orchestra, violin; Claudia Donofrio – orchestra, double bass; Juliana Linardi – chorus, alto; Brendan O’Callaghan – chorus, alto; Charlotte Saxton – orchestra, cello; Olivia Scherer – band, flute; Madison Spar – chorus, alto


Wantagh Middle School: Sabrina Albano – chorus, soprano; Dean Armstrong – orchestra, viola; Krista Dowling – chorus, alto; Tyler Gershengoren – band, trumpet/cornet; Kelly Hinz – band, Bb clarinet; Erik Hirsch – chorus, alto; Sean Hotz – chorus, alto; Matthew Lin – band, Bb clarinet; Lance Lowman – band, tuba/sousaphone; Aditya Pasricha – band, trombone; Liam Rotzler – orchestra, violin; Derek Schafroth – chorus, alto; Evan Thole – band, baritone/euph


Wantagh High School: Eleanor Breen – chorus, alto; Elizabeth Byrnes – mixed chorus, alto; Matthew Fernandez – chorus, tenor; Julia Froese – chorus, soprano; Anna Gerbracht – band, trombone; William Hostetter – band, French horn; Julia Inayan – orchestra, violin; Joseph Labo – chorus, tenor; Travis Minutoli – band, alto sax; Katherine Proscia – band, Bb clarinet; Luke Sales – band, trombone; Scott Stout – band, trombone; Angelina Torre – orchestra, violin