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114 Farmingdale Student-Musicians Perform in NMEA All-Country Music Festival

Farmingdale School District sent 114 of their top student-musicians to the 2019 Nassau Music Educators Association (NMEA) All County Music Festival—held at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on multiple days in January. The festival brings music students together from schools throughout Nassau County.

To qualify for participation, students must perform at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Adjudication Festival and be nominated by their music teachers. A committee of Nassau County music educators make the final selection of which students will perform in the various groups.

Students performed in 5 different divisions—broken down by grade level—in the categories of Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Vocal Jazz, and Jazz Band.

Of special note: 

First Chair players:
Jason Lensky - Division V - Orchestra - Trombone
Eric Sattler - Division V - Band - Bass Clarinet
Solo players:
Cooper Malanowski - Division IV -  azz Ensemble - Trombone
Anjali Bhavnani - Division IV - Treble Choir-Soprano
*Christina Poveromo performed Harp with both the Division 5 Orchestra and Band.

“Congratulations to all our wonderful student-musicians who performed this year, and for making the Farmingdale School District so proud,” said Mrs. Rose Marvel, Director of Fine Arts. “And thank you to all the Farmingdale teachers who worked with our students to prepare them for this challenging music festival.”

Secondary teachers included: Matthew DeMasi, Sam Gelfer, Erica Hartmann, Eric Hulse, Ed Kozlowski, Barbara Lieberman, Therese Mannino, Jessica Mischke, Gina Pelletierre, Andy Segale, Matthew Szabo, Jennifer Tower, and Danielle Tucker. Elementary teachers included: Tara Cocheo, Emilie D’Andrilli, Joe De Angelis, Matthew DeMasi, Joan Drewes, Katie Duke, Pat Facciano, ToniAnn Fanizzi, Erika Felker, Catherine McLoughlin, and Emily Rhodes.

Division I  Division II

Division III   Division IV

Division V