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Anthony Pollera, Director of Music

 Heather Smith, Secretary


Honored Musicians Perform for State Education Leaders, Oct. 2018

Honored Musicians Perform for State Education Leaders photo

After a thorough and extensive application process, Ward Melville High School’s honors jazz band ensemble was chosen as one of only a select few performance groups from throughout the state to showcase their talents during the New York State School Boards Association annual conference and convention this October.

During the event, the 18 student-musicians performed in the New York Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel under the leadership of teacher Jason Chapman.  In attendance were Board members and administrators from across the state, as well as New York State Commissioner for Education MaryEllen Elia. The students received praise and commendation from all after the performance of three challenging musical numbers.

Voices Heard on High, October 2018

Voices Heard on High photo

P.J. Gelinas Junior High School’s ninth-grade Chamber Choir had the opportunity to lend their voices to a large-scale community event this October when it performed the national anthem during Stony Brook University’s homecoming game. 

Under the direction of Bob DePersio, the student group let their voices ring out across the stadium during a pitch-perfect performance. Patriot and Seawolf fans of all ages commended the performance and gave a resounding ovation as the students exited the field.

Ward Melville High School Musicians Selected for All-State Festival

Ward Melville High School Musicians Selected for All-State Festival photo
As a result of their exceptional musical talents, 21 Ward Melville High School students have been selected to perform in the All-State Festival of this year’s NYSSMA Winter Conference.
“Thousands of students auditioned for this honor last spring at solo and ensemble festivals throughout the state, and I’m proud to say that Three Village has the largest representation in Suffolk County,” said district Director of Music Anthony Pollera. “This is not only a result of the students’ hard work and dedication, but a direct reflection of our music teachers’ commitment and perseverance towards excellence.”

Students are selected to this exceptional festival based on teacher recommendations as well as proficiency demonstrated during last spring’s NYSSMA solo and ensemble festival, where they were required to perform a Level VI solo.

The district congratulates the following All-State student-musicians:  
Jordan Amato
Hayden Aron
Campbell DeMaio
Corrine Gallagher
Marielle Leiboff
Noah Mond        
Arianna O’Connell  

Maximillian Haegele
Jonathan Huang
Denise Lai
Alexandra Woroniecka
Molly Marino
Kian Abbott
Benjamin Fogarty
Jennifer Greek
Kevin Henry
Varun Jindal
Daniel Ma
Anna Macedonio
Greyson Nekrutman
Meghan Woods

Students Perform at Mets Game - April 2018

The All District Chorus performed the National Anthem at a recent New York Mets game. Below are some photos from the event and a link to hear the beautiful performance.

Click here to watch the video


Students Perform at Mets Game Pic

Band Performs During Three Village Day - Fall 2017

Setauket Elementary School’s advanced band showcased its musical skills during this year’s Three Village Day at Stony Brook University. 

During the Seawolves football team’s game against University at Albany, the entire community came together as they listened to the band’s pitch-perfect performance of the national anthem. 
Band Performs During Three Village Day photo



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