Musical High Notes

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The talent of Bayport-Blue Point School District’s student-musicians is evident during events throughout the schools and community. From annual concerts, performances as part of school musicals and during special events in the community the dedication and effort of these students shines through.     

This year, more than 40 students from across the district were selected to participate in the Suffolk County Music Educators Association band, chorus and/or orchestra ensembles. Invitation into this coveted group is based on a student’s NYSSMA score from the prior year’s solo festival as well as letters of recommendation from their teachers.
     
In addition to this countywide recognition, two high school music groups recently received recognition on the national stage. The Bayport-Blue Point High School chorus and orchestra participated in the "Festivals of Music" Competition in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area during the weekend of April 12. During which, the high school string orchestra, concert orchestra, and chorus all received ratings of "Excellent." The high school string orchestra received an award of first place, the chorus received an award of second place, and the concert orchestra received a third place award in the groups' three respective divisions.  The groups were comprised of nearly 220 students.

Congratulations to these students and the following SCMEA participants:


Michael Freshour

Academy

Orchestra ~ Viola

Katherine Lawrence

Academy

Band ~ Trumpet

Jenna Reilly

Academy

Orchestra ~ Violin

Aislin Riccardelli

Academy

Chorus ~ Soprano

Elizabeth Auwaerter

Blue Point

Orchestra ~ Cello

Annie Buxton

Blue Point

Chorus ~ Soprano

Jaime Dichiara

Blue Point

Chorus ~ Soprano

Luke Higbie

Blue Point

Orchestra ~ Cello

Andrew Shiebler

Blue Point

Band ~ Trumpet

Jacob Lurie

Sylvan

Band ~ Alto Sax

Douglas McDonough

Sylvan

Chorus ~ Soprano

Brianna Miller

Sylvan

Chorus ~ Soprano

Emily Polanish

Sylvan

Orchestra ~ Viola

Madison Thompson

Sylvan

Orchestra ~ Violin

Christina Badalamenti

Middle School

Band ~ Flute

Aidan Conklin

Middle School

Chorus ~ Alto

Molly Conklin

Middle School

Chorus ~ Alto

Madison Delzell

Middle School

Orchestra ~ Violin

Kelsie Dougherty

Middle School

Band ~ Flute

Brian Feddern

Middle School

Band ~ Alto Sax

Olivia Ingrassia

Middle School

Orchestra ~ Violin

Ryan Jones

Middle School

Band ~ French Horn

Allyson Koehler

Middle School

Orchestra ~ Viola

Kevin Lessing

Middle School

Orchestra ~ Viola

Joshua Lurie

Middle School

Band ~ Trumpet

Gabriele Lypen

Middle School

Chorus ~ Soprano

Antonio Martinez

Middle School

Band ~ Bass Clarinet

Emily Phua

Middle School

Band ~ Bb Clarinet

Salvatore Ruggiero

Middle School

Orchestra ~ Violin

Erin Savino

Middle School

Orchestra ~ Violin

Philip Tubiolo

Middle School

Orchestra ~ Cello

Jensen Whitfield

Middle School

Chorus ~ Soprano

Emily Arpino

High School

Chorus ~ Soprano

Daniel Campanelli

High School

Band ~ Baritone Sax

Christopher Clifton

High School

Band ~ Bb Clarinet

Sarah Curry

High School

Chorus ~ Alto

Sean Gray

High School

Chorus ~ Tenor

Theresa Heaney

High School

Orchestra ~ Violin

Kyle McCrosson

High School

Orchestra ~ French Horn

Cassandra Nielsen

High School

Band ~ Bb Clarinet

Kyle Olsen

High School

Chorus ~ Bass

Lindsay Pohl

High School

Orchestra ~ Viola

Allyson Rocco

High School

Band ~ Bb Clarinet