The William Floyd music department recently hosted its 36th annual scholarship concert in front of a sold-out crowd in the auditorium at William Floyd Middle School. This year’s event, once again highlighting the talent of the William Floyd music faculty, raised nearly $3,300 in scholarships for graduating seniors pursuing music education in college, adding to the total number of deserving seniors this event has helped achieve their post-secondary educational goals.
“I am astounded by the success that the faculty concert has each year in raising money for college scholarships for declared music majors,” said George Ober, coordinator of music, William Floyd School District. “The music faculty amazes attendees at this event with a wide repertoire of music for all to enjoy. Congratulations and thank you to the music staff and TRI-M Music Honor Society students who shared their time to make this another record-breaking event.”
The event also featured multiple raffle prizes, including a brand new acoustic guitar. Students, parents and community members in attendance also danced and sang along to various performances. Participating music faculty as well as Lorraine Mentz, trustee, Board of Education, and Kevin M. Coster, superintendent of schools, all joined together to perform the finale. Michele Manion, assistant director of special education, served as the emcee for the evening.
This event continues a banner year for the William Floyd music department. In late March, the district earned the “Best Community for Music Education” designation for the third consecutive year (fifth time in total) by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, an award given to communities that demonstrate outstanding achievements and efforts to provide music access and education to all students. This latest award comes on the heels of the entire music department garnering induction into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 for its rich history of excellence in music education.
Please enjoy this brief medley of performances in the video below!