Throughout the district, student-musicians excel within their schools’ programs and are being recognized by regional ensembles for their talents.  

Four students were chosen for the 2013 Long Island String Festival, which featured the musical styling of Kalvin Guyer and Noah Roff of Deer Park High School, Maya Kovic of Robert Frost Middle School and Catie Wilkonski of John F. Kennedy Intermediate School. Selection to a LISFA ensemble is a highly competitive process, based on superior scores at the annual New York State School Music Association solo festivals and school music teacher recommendations.
In addition, an impressive 23 fifth-grade students from John F. Kennedy Intermediate have been accepted to the Eugene Reichenthal Recorder Festival. This festival is held in the spring and sponsored by the Suffolk County Music Educators Association. All JFK students have the opportunity to learn the recorder in the third and fourth grades through musical instruction. Upon entering, fifth-grade students who excel on the instrument are invited to join the school’s recorder band and thereby become eligible to participate in the recorder festival.

The district congratulates the following students and music teacher Gregg Romano for their hard work and success: Tahana Ahmed, Wendy Aparicio, Alexis Bell, Jamie Borah, Jack Brennan, Ryan Brown, Gabrielle Costa, Megan Curry, Diana Damian, Emily Destefano, Christina Diaz, Jenna Fisk, Jordan Galaor, Kalenna Guadalupe, Aramys Gutierrez, Brianna Hazoury, Danielle Izzo, Morgan Keular, Joseph Ortiz, Giavanna Pitragno, Alexa Skoubas, Alisha Suhail and Maya Vazquez.