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Nine Bellport High School Musicians Selected For 2017 All-County Performing Ensembles

Nine Bellport High School Musicians Selected For  2017 All-County Performing Ensembles photo
Pictured L-R Front Row: Valentina Banellis, Angelina Caroli, Emmaly Seaman, Maya McCullough. Back Row: Kai Hatcher, Erin Kelly, Sarah Vaccaro, Andrew Zimlinghaus, Tyler Zapata.
Nine Bellport High School musicians were chosen to participate in the 2017 High School All-County Music Festival. The Suffolk Chapter of the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education (NYSCAME) and the Suffolk Music Educators’ Association (SCMEA) sponsor this event jointly.

Bellport has representatives in three performing groups, the All-County Treble Choir, Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra.  Over 14 hours of rehearsals will culminate in a concert performance at Hauppauge High School on Friday, November 17, 2017

Selections were made based upon each student’s NYSSMA Solo Festival rating and nominations submitted by school music teachers last June.  This festival recognizes Suffolk’s most accomplished high school music students in grades 11 and 12.  Representing Bellport High School are:

Valentina Banellis Viola Symphony Orchestra
Angelina Caroli Clarinet Symphonic Band
Kai Hatcher Viola Symphony Orchestra
Erin Kelly Soprano 2 Treble Choir
Maya McCullough Alto 2 Treble Choir
Emmaly Seaman Soprano 2 Treble Choir
Sarah Vaccaro Viola Symphony Orchestra
Tyler Zapata Trumpet Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Zimlinghaus Alto Saxophone Symphonic Band


The music department is very proud to have Valentina, Angelina, Kai, Erin, Maya, Emmaly, Sarah, Tyler and Andrew represent Bellport High School and the South Country Central School District at this highly celebrated event! 
 

Four Bellport High School Musicians Selected For 2017 All-State Performing Ensembles

All-State Performing Ensembles photo
pictured left to right are Tyler Zapata, Sarah Vaccaro, Andrew Zimlinghaus and Erin Kelly
The selection committees for the 2017 New York State School Music Association Conference selected three Bellport High School musicians to perform at this year’s All-State NYSSMA Winter Music Conference.  The festival and conference will take place in Rochester, NY, beginning Thursday, November 30 and ending Sunday, December 3.   Two days of concert performances will be held at the renowned Eastman Theater of the Eastman School of Music.  

Each of these students received a perfect score (A+, 100) from state adjudicators on their solo performances at last spring’s NYSSMA Solo Festival held at Eastport-South Manor High School last spring.

Bellport High School’s All-State musicians include:
• Erin Kelly - Soprano 2 - Chorus (Alternate) 
• Sarah Vaccaro - Viola - Symphony Orchestra
• Tyler Zapata - Trumpet - Symphonic Band
• Andrew Zimlinghaus - Clarinet - Band (Alternate)

Each student was notified of their acceptance to the All-State Music Conference by mail in late August.  They are one of 900 NYS student musicians selected to perform in one of the eight prestigious All-State performing ensembles.  This represents a remarkable achievement, as there were over 6,600 students that auditioned statewide for a position in the All-State Music Festival. Performing ensembles include the All-State Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Mixed Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. South Country had 20 high school students audition for All-State last spring.

The music department is very proud to have Erin, Sarah, Tyler and Andrew represent Bellport High School and the South Country Central School District at this highly celebrated event! 
 

Cheering for a Cause

Cheering for a Cause photo
On October 15th, 2017 the Bellport Varsity Cheerleading team participated in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach State Park and cheered on all walkers to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. From selling baked goods to breast cancer apparel and taking donations, the team was able to raise $415 for this cause.

Board of Education Congratulates Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

Board of Education Congratulates Commended Student  in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program photo
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Joseph Giani, Board of Education President, Cheryl A. Felice and Bellport High School Principal, Tim Hogan, congratulated Travis Cutter on his achievement as a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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