All-County Musicians Awarded at Long Beach Board of Ed. Meeting

Students were recognized for their musical achievements at the March 10 Long Beach Public Schools’ Board of Education Meeting. A total of 58 All-County musicians representing all six of the district’s buildings were presented with certificates and accolades for their performances at the All-County Music Festival in January.

Director of Media, Visual and Performing Arts Julia Lang-Shapiro announced 27 elementary, 16 middle and 15 high school students who were selected to All-County ensembles based on their New York State School Music Association Solo Evaluation Festival results last spring.

Music teachers from East, Lido, Lindell, West, Long Beach Middle and Long Beach High schools distributed certificates to the following talented musicians:

East Elementary School
Summer Ambroise, Gr. 5, Orchestra, Violin
Chloe Estes-Salerno, Gr. 5, Chorus, Alto
Kaitlyn Famighetti, Gr. 5, Chorus, Alto
Jacob LoCascio, Gr. 5, Chorus, Alto
Sienna Sanchez, Gr. 5, Chorus, Alto
Lance Simon, Gr. 5, Band, Trumpet/Cornet
Lido Elementary School
Jordan Collinson, Gr. 5, Orchestra, Viola
Oliver Connolly, Gr. 5, Chorus, Soprano
Noah Gomez, Gr. 5, Band, Alto Sax
Alexandra Mackenzie, Gr. 5, Chorus, Alto
Logan Monti, Gr. 5, Orchestra, Double Bass
Caroline O'Connor, Gr. 5, Chorus, Soprano
Mario Parano, Gr. 5, Band, Tuba/Sousaphone
Joseph Pelegrino, Gr. 5, Band, French Horn
Shannon Powers, Gr. 5, Chorus, Soprano
Payton Rosenzweig, Gr. 5, Chorus, Alto
Tyler Shammas, Gr. 5, Chorus, Soprano
Lindell Elementary School
Christopher Lehr, Gr. 5, Orchestra, Violin
Jonathan Wachs, Gr. 5, Band, Alto Sax
West Elementary School
Jillian Byrne, Gr. 5, Chorus, Alto
Camille Katzen, Gr. 5, Orchestra, Viola
Ava Lithgow, Gr. 5, Chorus, Alto
Isabella McCavera, Gr. 5, Chorus, Alto
Daniel Quick, Gr. 5, Chorus, Alto
Sophia Roa, Gr. 5, Chorus, Alto
Noah Robinson, Gr. 5, Chorus, Alto
Ryan Stout, Gr. 5, Chorus, Alto

Long Beach Middle School
Maryn Ascher, Gr. 6, Chorus, Soprano
Ellis Bogacki, Gr. 6, Chorus, Soprano
Keira Centenni, Gr. 6, Band, Flute
Anthony Doall, Gr. 8, Band, Trumpet/Cornet  
Sophia Elenson, Gr. 8, Orchestra, Double Bass
Rayna Greenblatt, Gr. 6, Chorus, Soprano
Layla Hakimzadeh, Gr. 8, Band, Bb Clarinet
Natalia Hakimzadeh, Gr. 6, Orchestra, Violin
Alexandria Kile, Gr. 6, Chorus, Alto
Mia Mangels, Gr. 8, Chorus, Soprano
Aniya Moore, Gr. 6, Chorus, Alto
Arielle Nachman, Gr. 8, Chorus, Soprano
Abigail Quigley, Gr. 6, Chorus, Soprano
Amanda Roman, Gr. 8, Chorus, Alto
Mattias Roth, Gr. 7, Band, Baritone Sax
Tess Rundo, Gr. 6, Chorus, Alto

Long Beach High School
Marcela Contreras, Gr. 12, Women's Chorus, Alto
Luc Esformes, Gr. 11, Band, Tenor Sax
Claire Ezratty, Gr. 10, Orchestra, Cello
Emma Gilroy, Gr. 12, Women's Chorus, Soprano
Kipling Johnson, Gr. 12, Mixed Chorus, Baritone  
Alexandra Kapilian, Gr. 12, Orchestra, Bassoon; Vocal Jazz, Alto
Jonathan Kapilian, Gr. 12, Orchestra, Cello; Vocal Jazz, Tenor
Joshua Kapilian, Gr. 9, Vocal Jazz, Tenor
Richard Lilly, Gr. 10, Band, Tenor Sax
David Miller, Gr. 12, Mixed Chorus, Bass
Sam Miller, Gr. 11, Band, Trombone
Harrison Phillips, Gr. 9, Band, Bassoon
Alex Ramirez, Gr. 9, Band, Tuba/Sousaphone
Max Tunney, Gr. 12, Vocal Jazz, Bass
Thomas Walsh, Gr. 9, Chorus, Bass