skip to main content
share-link

Musicians Hitting All the Right Notes

Untitled_design_(73).png thumbnail119838
20190518_195309.jpg thumbnail119836
20190518_195527.jpg thumbnail119837
The middle school/high school music department has played their way into the hearts of the judges at several competitions.
 
Three of the high school’s musical groups earned First Place, Superior ratings at the Six Flags Music in the Parks Festival on May 18. The Locust Valley Concert Band, the Locust Valley String Orchestra and the Locust Valley Concert Chorale each took home the first-place honor. Additionally, the band and concert chorale each earned an overall award, and sophomore Lydia Paulus received a choral soloist recognition.
 
Seven musical groups participated in the NYSSMA Majors Music Festival at Hofstra University, with two of them earning the highest award possible. The Sixth Grade Orchestra and the Middle School Select Chorus were each awarded the Gold with Distinction award.
 
The Middle School Band, Middle School Chamber Orchestra and Middle School Orchestra earned gold awards, and the High School Orchestra and High School Chamber Singers each earned the silver award.
 
Each ensemble performed three pieces and were adjudicated by two judges who rated their performances.
 
The district congratulates the student musicians and the music staff on these outstanding achievements!
 
Thank you to the following musical directors for preparing students so diligently for the competitions:
 
High School Chamber Singers under the direction of Allison Hungate Wood.
High School Concert Band, under the direction of Vincent Guerra and Lisa Conti.
High School Concert Chorale, under the direction of Allison Hungate Wood and Joanna Milanese.
High School Orchestra under the direction of Marc Yavoski and AnnMarie Buonaspina.
High School String Orchestra, under the direction of Marc Yavoski and AnnMarie Buonaspina.
Middle School Band under the direction of Vinny Guerra and Lisa Conti.
Middle School Chamber Orchestra under the direction of AnnMarie Buonaspina.
Middle School Orchestra under the direction of Marc Yavoski and AnnMarie Buonaspina.
Middle School Select Chorus under the direction of Allison Hungate Wood.
Sixth Grade Orchestra under the direction of AnnMarie Buonaspina.