Shoreham-Wading River High School recently hosted the Suffolk County
Music Educators Division II East band, orchestra and choir festival.
Students from numerous Suffolk County schools were selected to
participate based on their musical performance in New York State School
Music Association concerts and teacher recommendations.
“Our Tri-M Honor Society students, under the leadership of adviser
Ashley O’Connor, led the volunteer movement needed to pull off this
event,” said concert choir teacher Dennis Creighton, of the more than
400 students from other schools who participated in the three ensembles
during the first two weekends of March.
Albert G. Prodell Middle School eighth-grader Carter Rubin was selected
as the Division II soloist for the piece “Joyful, Joyful.”
Students from Shoreham-Wading River also attended the Division I
festival, held in the Port Jefferson School District and the Division
III festival, held in the Patchogue-Medford School District, and were
chaired by Albert G. Prodell Middle School orchestra teacher Mr. Fred
Volz and band director Mr. Jim Finnerty, respectively.
The two-weekend event was filled with some of the best young musicians
in Suffolk County. Sixty-eight students represented Shoreham-Wading
River at SCMEA this year.