Nassau Faculty Notebook: LI learners gain in field band competitiveness

Twenty-a single Very long Island learners have been among the winners of a virtual level

Twenty-a single Very long Island learners have been among the winners of a virtual level of competition held in lieu of this year’s New York Condition Industry Band Conference Championship — with teenagers from Copiague and Hicksville significant educational facilities positioning 1st in their respective categories.

The convention held a to start with-ever Specific & Ensemble Opposition previous thirty day period immediately after canceling its annual championship in Syracuse simply because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants submitted video clips of on their own engaged in are living performances with no visible or audio enhancements.

Lengthy Island’s leading awardees had been Eitan Chervony and Joshua Archer of Walter G. O’Connell Copiague Large College, who placed 1st in the marching tenor drums innovative and auxiliary intermediate classes, respectively. Chervony also placed fourth in the marching snare drum advanced class.

In addition, Hicksville High School’s shade guard took to start with place in the competition’s superior visible ensemble group. Hicksville’s group users were being Sarah Chavez, Cassidy Flanagan, Alexa Gomez, Alejandro Gonzalez, Calypso Henriques, Arianna Nelson, Nicole Rubio and Kevin Sandoval.

“Our students at Hicksville have continued to demonstrate their dedication and passion to marching band and have prevail over the road blocks of a exclusive calendar year,” Hicksville marching band director Kerri Barnett mentioned.

Other winners had been: Leah Arbitman, Roslyn Higher College, next position, flute highly developed Emma Scionti, Sachem Large School, 3rd put, flute innovative Samantha Mason, Hicksville Significant University, fourth location, flute sophisticated Nisarg Shah, Hicksville Substantial University, fourth place, saxophone state-of-the-art and Heather Sims, Malverne Higher School, sixth put, clarinet innovative.

A Sachem university district crew of Sophia Berkowitz, Krista Danielo, Johanna Hovanec, Nicolette Mathes, Belén Vaccaro and Isabella Weber positioned next in the visual ensemble sophisticated classification.

Extended Seaside

Martin Luther King plaque

The Extended Beach Faculty District committed a plaque previous thirty day period honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the boardwalk at Riverside Boulevard. The massive plaque was a collaborative effort and hard work among many regional entities and people today, and it was developed with input from Extensive Seashore pupils.

The unveiling was livestreamed for these not able to show up at mainly because of the pandemic. Prolonged Beach students took turns at the podium speaking about King’s legacy and his visits to Lengthy Seashore in the 1960s.

“We have to set the example for upcoming generations and demonstrate them how we maintain palms and embrace our variances,” Long Seaside High School junior Natalia Hakimzadeh reported

MANHASSET

Art opposition winners

Manhasset High Faculty college students swept the major three places in the 2020 Nassau County Higher University Student Juried Competition and Exhibition coordinated by The Art Guild in Manhasset.

Sophia Pirone put 1st for her oil portray “Sensation Butterflies” senior T.J. Roszko put next for his colored-pencil-on-paper piece “A Lasting Legacy of Aunt’s Cherished Earrings” and junior Allison Zhang positioned third for her ink and watercolor piece “Peace of a Reflected Mind.”

Extra than 70 pieces had been displayed in the show from Nov. 1 to 22.

ISLANDWIDE

Excellent renovations

Good Neck South Substantial School’s library media heart and Malverne Substantial School’s performing arts center been given awards for Superb Design in Inside Renovation by means of a competition coordinated by the magazine American College & University. Each was featured in its 2020 Instructional Interiors Showcase Situation in August.

Fantastic Neck’s facility consists of new engineering with differentiated zones for personal target as very well as configurations for modest and significant-team instruction. Malverne’s 300-seat facility features new technology, seem and lighting techniques, and a band room with a storage mezzanine.

In addition, Suffolk County Local community College’s Health and fitness and Wellness Centre in Riverhead been given a citation in the magazine’s 2020 Architectural Portfolio Difficulty in November/December.

— MICHAEL R. EBERT