East Islip Middle School musician Devin Thelemann was selected to participate in the Long Island String Festival held on Jan. 22 at Elwood Middle School.
The seventh-grader was one of only 12 bassists chosen in Suffolk County for the all-county Long Island String Festival Association orchestra. Students nominated for this honor had been judged at a high level of performance in the New York State School Music Association festival the previous spring.
“Devin is a hard worker and an excellent musician,” said middle school orchestra director Judith A. Fischer. “He is always focused in rehearsals and is a good role model for his peers.”