The South Country Music Department is proud to announce the following musicians from Frank P. Long Intermediate School, Bellport Middle School and Bellport High School, who were selected to the 2014 Long Island String Festival and 2014 SCMEA Music Festivals.

 

2014 Long Island String Festival, February 2, 2014, Eight South Country Students Selected
The Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) announced the selection of eight South Country School District String musicians to perform with the 2014 LISFA String Orchestras.  The LISFA festival consists of string orchestras at the elementary, middle school, junior high and high school level and features the finest string musicians in Suffolk Country.  Students are selected based upon scores from performances at the NYSSMA Spring Solo and Ensemble Festival, held last April, and upon recommendations submitted by the South Country string faculty.  Representing South Country are:

High School Division (grades 10-12)

Brendan Bone     Violin  Bellport HS        

Junior High Division (grades 8-9)

Elizabeth Neyssen                             Violin    Bellport MS
Lili Salcedo-Watson                              Cello Bellport HS

Middle School Division (grades 6-7)

 Grace Armann Violin Bellport MS
 Benjamin Margolin Double Bass Bellport MS
   Daniel Roach Viola  Bellport MS
Elementary Division (grade 5)
 Jack Armann Violin  Frank P. Long
Noah Margolin   Bass  Frank P. Long 

SCMEA Division I Music Festival, March 9, 2014, Twenty One South Country Musicians Selected
 
The Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association selected 14 Bellport Middle School musicians and 7 Frank P. Long musicians as participants in the 2014 Division I All-County Music Festival.  Bellport will have representatives in all three performing organizations:  All-County Band, Chorus, and Orchestra.  Although the culminating festival concert will be performed at Southampton High School on Sunday, March 9th (1:00 pm), all rehearsals (March 1, 7 and 8) will take place at Bellport High School.  Selections for All-County were made from nominations submitted by district music teachers, along with a copy of each student’s 2013 NYSSMA Solo Evaluation form.  These prestigious organizations recognize Suffolk’s most accomplished music students in grades 5 and 6.  Participants in the Division I All-County are:

 

 

SCMEA Division II Music Festival, March 9, 2014, Thirteen South Country Musicians Selected
The Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association (SCMEA) selected 13 Bellport Middle School musicians as members of the 2014 Division II All-County Music Festival.  Bellport has representatives in all three performing organizations, including the All-County Band, Chorus, and Orchestra.  Three rehearsals, totaling 14 hours, will culminate in a late afternoon concert at Southampton High School on Sunday, March 9th, at 5 p.m.  All rehearsals, however, will be held at Shoreham-Wading River High School on March 1, 7 and 8.  Selections of All-County students were made from NYSSMA Solo Festival evaluation sheets / scores and nominations submitted by district music teachers.  The SCMEA Division II All-County Music Festival recognizes Suffolk’s most accomplished music students in grades 7 and 8.  Representing South Country for 2014 are:

 

 

 

SCMEA Division III Music Festival, March 8, 2014, Eleven South Country Musicians Selected
Eleven Bellport High School musicians have been selected to participate in the 2014 Division III All-County Music Festival on March 1, 7 and 8, 2014.  This event is sponsored by the Suffolk Music Educators’ Association (SCMEA).  Faculty and students from 25 school districts throughout eastern Suffolk County will take part in this very special event. Bellport High School will have representatives in each of the three performing groups, All-County Band, Chorus, and Orchestra. All Division III rehearsals will take place at Patchogue-Medford High School. The three-day festival will culminate in a concert performance at Southampton High School on Saturday, March 8th, at 8:00 p.m.

This festival recognizes Suffolk’s most accomplished high school music students in grades 9 and 10.  Selections were made based upon each student’s 2013 NYSSMA Solo Festival evaluation rating and nominations submitted by school music teachers.  Selected to the 2014 Division III All-County Music Festival are: