Written by Ellen F. Broder Friday, 25 June 2010 00:00When I asked Kevin Scanlon, the Roslyn High School principal, if our orchestra would be interested in playing again at the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) INNkeeper’s Ball, this year, I was thrilled when he said, 'yes.'
The INN has 19 soup kitchens and shelters that serve the Long Island area. The soup kitchens serve the guests lunch and can provide many other services, with respect and dignity.
The INNkeeper’s Ball is a fundraiser held every May, where funds are raised with a live auction and silent auction raffles, to help provide for the operation of the INN, throughout the year. At this event, as a special treat, The Roslyn High School String Quintet played during the evening’s cocktail hour.
On May 6, at the Marriott in Uniondale, Mr. Coffey came with students from Roslyn High School to perform for the INNkeeper’s Ball. As the guests walked in, their evening began with the sound of music.
Five very talented musicians played as everyone entered, mingling with old and new friends. My husband and I arrived and were so proud to see our Roslyn players. As I was taking pictures, many guests came over, to say how wonderful the music sounded.
I would like to applaud Mr. Scanlon and Mr. Coffey for giving our students a chance to play and for Rob Krammerer for making the arrangements. We are already looking forward to next year’s event.