The East Islip Middle School Tri-M Brass Ensemble showed their patriotism on May 28 by performing at the Islip Terrace Fire Department’s Memorial Day service.
Student-musicians Jack Bonner, Jack Burke-McGoldrick, Joseph Corrao, Jack Donovan, Kurt Eide, Joseph Guarnieri, Richard Hughes, Kevin Jacobsen, Jake MacMorris, Evan Mauner, Dennis McCann and Michael Stevens woke up early on their day off to visit the firehouse and play a stirring Armed Forces medley in tribute to local veterans.
“It was a touching and very important ceremony, one that the boys truly enjoyed and felt honored to participate in,” said their music teacher, Concetta Stevens. “I was so proud of my students for their incredible playing and the dedication that they all have demonstrated.”
Later on that day, Guarnieri and Jacobsen played taps at the East Islip Public Library’s 9/11 service.