A vibrant variety of performing talent was on display at the seventh annual East Islip High School Talent Show, presented on April 25 by the East Islip High School Key Club and the club’s advisers Victor Davis and Daniel Falkman. Hosted by Brandon Missig and Danny Casey, this year’s show served not only to showcase the school's creativity but to act as a fundraiser to benefit one of the school’s students who is battling cancer.
Numerous bands provided sonic highlights, including The Dudes (with Steve Lorefice, Peter McDermott and Mike DiSanto), Pete’s Band (with Peter and Matt McDermott and Nick Tomanelli), Sharkey (with Scott Cole, Boris Darakchiev, Trevor Mack and Dylan Polis) and The Janover Project. Ashes in the Sky, featuring James Javino, were the night’s closing band. “They really rocked the show,” noted Davis.
In the evening’s most amusing moment, Basso, Dalton Jabs and Brandon Rowlinson performed a lip-synched dance routine to the Lady Gaga tune, “Poker Face.” On a more serious note, vocalist Savannah Perez was accompanied by Tom Bauer on guitar. Nationally recognized baton twirler Michelle Arp gave a stunning performance, twirling her baton and wowing the crowd. The diverse range of acts presented also included a duet by Ali Konnerth and Ethan Schaber, a Paul Brett solo guitar performance, Brandi Parker and Samantha Connolly’s displays of vocal ability and impressive dance routines by Krista DeRosa, Jackie DeRosa and Kristen Papillo.
“Overall, this Talent Show was another complete success,” said Davis. “We helped raise in excess of $1,100 for a local East Islip family, which is what the Key Club and the East Islip community are all about.”
Photos by Glenn Reed.