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Music Talent Competition Winners Announced

Morgan Park Summer Music Festival recently held its annual Young Performers Talent Competition at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Glen Cove.  Fifteen very talented vocalists and instrumentalists played and sang before four judges.

The 2013 competition winner is the vocal duet of Alyssa DeGuzman, age 18, of Roslyn Heights and Deena Hower, age 23, of New Hyde Park.  The winners studied with Jaisook Jin at Manhasset School of Music.  Alyssa currently attends Adelphi University where she is a Music Vocal Performance major.  She plans to obtain her Masters in Music Education.  Deena attended Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.  She is currently pursuing her Masters at Brooklyn College.

 

The junior winner is Jasmine Galante, age 13, from Roslyn.  She is a seventh- grader at Roslyn Middle School.  This talented young pianist is the winner of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition and American Protage International Piano and String Competition.

This year’s pop winner is Patrick Wilhelm, age 16, of Locust Valley.  Patrick attends Locust Valley High School and pursues his music talent at Stella Adler Acting Conservatory.

The public will have an opportunity to hear these very talented competition winners in Morgan Park on Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Morgan Park Summer Music Festival thanks Jill Weissman, Fran Howlett, Linda Hochberg and Sally Zweibach for judging the competition this year.  All of the judges were impressed with the caliber of this year’s participants.  They noted that it was difficult to choose from among so many talented and gifted young people who clearly worked very hard to prepare for this audition.  The judges hope that a good crowd comes out on July 14 to hear these exciting young performers.  The festival also thanks Stacey Sunshine for her many years organizing the competition and St. Patrick’s Church for providing a venue for the auditions.

Morgan Park Summer Music Festival is a not-for-profit organization, administered by an all-volunteer team. No taxpayer money is used or requested for these concerts. Our seasons of professional, family-oriented performances are funded entirely through tax-deductible contributions.

News

Village Square will feature the artistry of the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers this year as part of the annual Downtown Children’s Costume Parade on Saturday, Oct. 25, presented by the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District. 

It was the second annual goal setting workshop at Glen Cove High School on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and both the board of education and the public came up with some sound ideas for the district. School Superintendent Maria Rianna presented a slide show of four main areas that are the focus of district goals.

 

“We began this process last year and these goals are representative of what the community wanted to see,” said Rianna.


Sports

The Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the New York Rangers, will once again host a special Try Hockey for Free Program on Sunday morning, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at ithe Ice Skating Center located in Bethpage Community Park, 1000 Stewart Ave. 

 

The event will allow youngsters a unique opportunity to sample the sport of ice hockey. Four morning sessions will be available. Session times are 8 to 9 a.m., 9 to 10 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon.

On Thursday, Oct. 2, North Shore High School quarterback Michael Floccari shattered a school record and tied a Long Island record for the most touchdown passes in a game. This accomplishment ties him with E.J. Clark from Seaford High School (1977) and Joe Capobianco form Lawrence High school (2011). 


Calendar

Harvest Square Dance - October 24

Fall Festival - Octobner 24 - 25

Peace, Politics and Projectiles - October 26


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