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Farmingdale HS Performs at NYSSMA Festival

The Farmingdale School District is pleased to announce that 14 performing ensembles went to the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association Festival) Large Organization Festival for an objective evaluation of their skills.  After months of diligent work, each group performed three musical selections at a specific level of difficulty.  The NYSSMA judges from all parts of New York state scored the groups on rhythm, intonation, phrasing, dynamics, interpretation, tone and musicianship.  Farmingdale’s administrators are very proud of the teachers’  and students’ achievements.

Elementary Schools

 

Erika Felker Saltzman East Memorial Orchestra Level 1 Silver

 

Matt DeMasi Albany Avenue Band Level 1 Gold

 

Katie Duke Northside Band Level 1 Gold

 

Therese Mannino Woodward Parkway Orchestra Level 1 Gold

 

Jen Tower Saltzman East Memorial Band Level 1 Gold

 

Erica Hartmann Woodward Parkway Band Level 1 Gold with Distinction

 

Joan Drewes Saltzman East Memorial Chorus Level 2 Silver

 

Becky Korn Woodward Parkway Chorus Level 2 Gold

Howitt Middle School

Jessica Mischke 6th grade Chorus Level 3 Silver

 

Danielle Tucker 7/8 Chorus Level 3 Silver

 

High School

 

Claire Zatorski High School Women’s Chorus Level 5 Silver

 

Barbara Lieberman High School Symphonic Band Level 5 Gold

 

Jonathan Bley High School Mixed Chorus Level 5 Gold

 

Gina Pellettiere High School Wind Ensemble Level 6 Gold with Distinction

 

— Submitted by Fine Arts Director Rita Padden


News

Over Labor Day Weekend, from Aug. 29-Sept. 1, the American Airpower Museum in East Farmingdale, treated Long Island locals to a once in a lifetime experience, taking visitors high above the clouds during its Warbird Weekend: Salute to Airpower. 

 

To kick off the celebration, on Aug. 28, tens of thousands of Long Islanders who worked in local defense plants, but were never given an official “thanks” for a job well done, were honored by the Museum. 

Sometimes when you do a job for a customer, you really have to expect the unexpected. 

 

In the case of German Cabral and Jason Galvin, energy efficiency advisors with the Farmingdale-based Green Homes Long Island, this was just the case. Who could have imagined that while trying to figure out the best way ot lower a client’s energy bills they would solve a 20-year-old mystery? 

 

On Aug. 20, certified energy efficiency experts did a home energy audit for Plainview resident Seymour Bosworth, with the goal of lowering the homeowner’s energy use by 25 percent or more. 


Sports

 

The 2014 Farmingdale Flag Football season kicked off with a blast on Sept. 7.

 

3rd Grade Division

 

The Texans and the Jets played a great opening weekend game, with the Texans getting the victory.  For the Texans, touchdown pass from Joseph Spano to Jaxon Parisi with 20 seconds in the half broke a tie that the Jets never came back from.  The Jets were led by Brendan O’Keefe, who had two rushing touchdowns and Jimmy Caputo, who picked off a pass at the goal line.

 

Farmingdale State College’s women’s tennis team opened the 2014 season with an 8-1 victory over John Jay College (0-1) on Sept. 3. The Rams (1-0) held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play before sweeping the singles matches.


Calendar

Joint Networking Event - September 10

Sept. 11 Anniversary - September 11

Downtown Music Festival - September 13


Columns

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