Sweet sounds of music for SWR HS students

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Shoreham-Wading River High School was well represented at the Long Island String Festival, when ten students participated in the Association’s annual concert recently held at West Islip High School.

The students – freshmen Kyra Faragasso, Mika Misawa, Eleanor Panasci, Brooke Roff and Kaylee Thomsen; sophomores Alexander Kravchenko, Margaret Panasci and Stephanie Searing; and juniors Brett Callagy and Christopher Wygonik – were selected to perform based on their New York State School Music Association scores and teacher recommendations.

The ninth- and tenth-graders worked under the direction of Jonathan Handman, noted teacher and cellist, and the 11th graders worked with Sandra Dackow, professional conductor and college professor, both notable for their work with LISFA.

“These students were selected as among the best string players in Suffolk County,” said Shoreham-Wading River High School Music Coordinator David Minelli. “We all congratulate them for this prestigious accomplishment.”