The many talents of the Massapequa School District’s music faculty shines through daily in their students, but on March 25, it was their turn to step into the spotlight. The district’s Fine and Performing Arts Department hosted its annual Faculty Recital, a long-standing tradition to celebrate Music in Our Schools Month.
More than two dozen music teachers performed, along with other district administrators and staff who wished to showcase their abilities. There were 14 solo and ensemble performances, beginning with faculty members playing the “Star-Spangled Banner” with handbells and concluding with a grand finale that featured both teachers and honor music students.
More than 300 guests enjoyed the performances in the Massapequa High School auditorium which included piano solos, a percussion ensemble, a bagpipe and drum duet, a string quartet, a jazz band, a vocal group and more. This year’s theme was “From Bach to Rock.”
Donations accepted at the door and proceeds from refreshments sales by the Tri-M Music Honor Society will fund scholarships for graduating Massapequa High School seniors.
1: Massapequa School District teachers and administrators played the “Star-Spangled Banner” using handbells to open the annual Faculty Recital on March 25.
2: A stick performance by the percussion ensemble celebrated Music in Our Schools month and delighted the crowd.
3: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Thomas Fasano tickled the ivories by playing Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.”
4: Music teachers Michael Molly, left, and Dennis McLoughlin shared their heritage through song.
5: A trio of music teachers from Berner Middle School including Andrea Gropf, Katherine Tauches and Christina Guando, right, sang a Disney princess medley.
Photos courtesy of the Massapequa School District