Forty five student musicians from William Floyd High School, William Floyd Middle School and William Paca Middle School were selected to perform in the Suffolk County Music Educators Association (SCMEA) All-County Festivals for the 2013-2014 school year, an honor reserved for students in grades six through 10 who have demonstrated excellence with their instruments or voices. The festivals took place throughout the early part of March.
Students who are selected for SCMEA are considered among the best musicians or vocalists in their grade level in all of Suffolk County. Their acceptance is based upon the results of an individual performance as assessed by a judge in the spring of the previous school year.
“The William Floyd School District has a long and storied tradition of producing some of the top student musicians in the county and state,” said Gordon Brosdal, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Instruction and Administration and the Director of Fine Arts and Music for the William Floyd School District. “These prolific students and their teachers continue to be a source of great pride for our district.”
The following students have been named SCMEA All-County:
William Floyd High School
Giselle Castillo (alto); Matthew Cavaliere (tenor); Maiya Cotto (soprano); Saisha Hameed (alto); Juliette Hubley (alto); Gabriella Marroquin (alto); Sarah Mazzarella (soprano); Gabrielle Rhodes (alto); Teresa Terlato (alto); Brittany Uzzi (alto); Emma VanNieuwenhuizen (alto); Jane Warecki (alto); Alexandria Willets (alto); Marion Woodson (alto); Calvin Arancibia (trombone); Shelby Hafener (bassoon) ; Nicole Palk (cello); Jaime Senetto (violin); and Steven Shaw (French horn). Teachers: Michael Cordaro (orchestra); Ryan Feldscher (chorus); Amy Sckipp (orchestra); and Christopher Shaughnessy (orchestra).
William Floyd Middle School
Zachary Neikens (trombone); Christian Craig (baritone); Jaiden DeTorre (children’s voice); Casey Gagliardo (children’s voice); Miguel Lebron (baritone); Gabriella Lettieri (soprano); Kaylee Monahan (alto); Kaiya Robertson (children’s voice); Elizabeth Scianno (alto); Angel Velazquez (baritone); Shamus Weissbach (children’s voice); Samantha Zippel (children’s voice); Karlee Ingegno (violin); Amanda Ohlsen (viola); Nicholas Pantelidis (cello); and Albert Wheeler (violin). Teachers: Dawn Conefry (band); Rich Harris (orchestra); and Donia Rivera (chorus).
William Paca Middle School
Nolan DeMelfi (trumpet/cornet); Felisha Arrizza (children’s voice); Maille Bowerman (children’s voice); Amanda Cain (soprano); Jenna Nelson (children’s voice); Amour Perkins (children’s voice); Kevin Ryan (children’s voice); Ralph Samot (baritone); Iliana Barcenas (viola); and Brooke Fernandez (viola). Teachers: Joseph Cordaro (band); Michelle Seifert (chorus); and Donna Visone-O’Brein (orchestra).