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Student Musicians Delight Massapequa Community

Sounds of the holidays filled the Massapequa High School auditorium on Dec. 16 for the annual “An Afternoon of Holiday Music” performance. Students from the high school’s orchestra and vocal groups played numerous songs during the free community concert. The orchestra, conducted by Marjorie Spagnuolo, performed “A Mad Russian’s Christmas,” “Christmas Festival” and Sleigh
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Student-Violinist Hits All Of The Right Notes

Ronkonkoma Middle School eighth grade student Katlyn Morgan Smith continues to make vast strides in both the Long Island music community and surrounding areas. Katlyn is an active participant in Ronkonkoma Middle School’s Tri-M Music Honor Society, Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. She also participates in LISFA, NYSSMA, SCMEA, and was recently the Grand Prix winner […]
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Massapequa Music Alum Inspires Ames Vocalists

Country music artist Carolyn Miller, whose vocal talents were developed in the Massapequa School District, visited with ninth graders on May 10 to talk about her path in the performing arts. Miller spoke to the ninth grade choir at Massapequa High School’s Ames Campus, discussing her journey from Off-Broadway theater to country music singer. Her […]
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An 11-Peat For Massapequa Music Program

For the 11th consecutive year, the Massapequa School District was recognized for its music program by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. Massapequa was one of 623 school districts nationwide that earned the Best Communities for Music Education distinction in 2019.   For the past 20 years, the Best Communities for Music Education program has
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Music From The Heart In Massapequa

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 […]
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Creating Skillful Musicians in Amityville

Before having the opportunity to join the band, chorus or orchestra in fourth-grade, students in the Amityville Union Free School District are introduced to different musical concepts during their early elementary years.   March is annually designated as Music in Our Schools Month by the National Association for Music Educators. Amityville has a robust, year-round