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And The Band Played On

Top Row from left to right: Mr. Greg Warnokowski, Therese Mannino, Jessica Mischke, Joseph Franzino, Abigail Faber, Gina Pellettiere, Matthew DeMasi, Barbara Lieberman, Edward Kozlowski, Dr. Sam Thompson, Cooper Malanowski Bottom Row from left to right: Joseph Connors, Tyler Hothersall, Kaitlyn Cavallo, Antonio Castano, Gabriella Sferlazza, Aidan Kelly, Heather Cacace thumbnail178598
Top Row from left to right: Mr. Greg Warnokowski, Therese Mannino, Jessica Mischke, Joseph Franzino, Abigail Faber, Gina Pellettiere, Matthew DeMasi, Barbara Lieberman, Edward Kozlowski, Dr. Sam Thompson, Cooper Malanowski Bottom Row from left to right: Joseph Connors, Tyler Hothersall, Kaitlyn Cavallo, Antonio Castano, Gabriella Sferlazza, Aidan Kelly, Heather Cacace

Farmingdale High School is proud to announce the students who have been selected by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) to participate in All-State and All-National performing groups. Eight outstanding student musicians were selected for All-State honors along with two alternates. Two of Farmingdale’s elite musicians were chosen as alternates for All-National Ensembles. Special congratulations to Cooper Malanowski who was selected for both All-State Jazz and All-State Wind Ensemble and Joseph Connors who was selected for both All-State Symphony Orchestra and as an alternate with the All-State Symphonic Band.

All-National Alternate Honors

Aidan Kelly-Tenor-Mixed Chorus

Gabriella Sferlazza-Alto-Mixed Chorus

All-State Honors

Heather Cacace-Alto 1-Mixed Chorus

Antonio Castano-Viola-Symphony Orchestra

Joseph Connors-Multiple Percussion-Symphony Orchestra

Abigail Faber-Double Bass-Symphonic Band

Tyler Hothersall-Tenor-Vocal Jazz

Aidan Kelly-Tenor 1-Mixed Chorus

Cooper Malanowski-Trombone-Instrumental Jazz

Cooper Malanowski-Trombone-Wind Ensemble

Gabriella Sferlazza-Alto 1-Mixed Chorus

All-State Alternate Honors

Kaitlyn Cavallo-Mixed Chorus

Joseph Connors-Timpani

“The Farmingdale School District is most proud of our All State and All National musicians and alternates. The competition is very rigorous because students from every county across New York State compete against each other for All State and students from every state of the United States compete for All National,” commented Mr. Greg Warnokowski, Director of Fine Arts. “Only the most talented and accomplished performers are chosen, which is why our music department is so proud of these high achieving Dalers!”

Farmingdale teachers who sponsored the musical efforts include Ms. Therese Mannino, Orchestra Director, Ms. Jessica Mischke, Chorus Director, and Ms. Gina Pellettiere, Wind Ensemble Director. Along with proud high school music staff members: Mr. Matthew DeMasi, Mr. Joseph Franzino, Mr. Ed Kozlowski, and Ms. Barbara Lieberman.

The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) is the New York affiliate of the National Association for Music Education. NYSSMA is a professional organization that evaluates student musicians in New York state from elementary school to high school. Each spring, thousands of students register through their school music programs to attend NYSSMA Evaluation Festivals where they are adjudicated.

By The Numbers

5,523

Students Enrolled

1,775

Honor Roll Students

1,200

Student Athletes

4,278

Student Artists

19

AP Courses Available

1475

Students in After-School Activities