Musicians Flourish at Spring Concerts

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Mastery of musicianship was on display at East Islip’s spring concert series, showcasing a year of study and growth under the tutelage of the music program’s acclaimed educators. Young musicians from four district schools performed at six stellar concerts – May 9 and 16 for the high school, May 4 and 5 for the middle school, and May 11 and 18 for John F. Kennedy and Ruth C. Kinney, respectively – held at the high school’s Rydzeski Hall to the delight of family, friends and faculty. The pieces performed displayed a wide stretch of musical history and challenging arrangements, from classical to traditional songs to Broadway favorites.

“I am very proud of the outstanding performances of all the students this spring,” said East Islip Middle School Orchestra Director Judith Fischer, assessing her school’s concerts. “Their attention to details and the ability to portray stories through the musical lines and harmonies are advanced techniques for middle school students. Congratulations on music well learned and performed!”

Angela Stewart, RCK’s orchestra director, said, “I am extremely proud of all of my orchestra students who gave such a beautiful concert performance. I thank them for practicing and learning all of their music so well.” 

“We are so very proud of our music students and their performances,” said Dr. Robert J. Wottawa II, the district’s director of art and music. “It is through the guidance of our teachers and support from our parents that our children flourish musically. Our spring concert series reflected the essence of our wonderful music program and department, and each concert was a huge success.”