Excellence in Education Volume 12, Issue 32, 5-4-18
'Athletes of the Month' Raise the Bar on Skill, Sportsmanship
Oyster Bay High School’s Department of Athletics has proudly announced its April/May selections for “Athlete of the Month.” This month’s athletes are from Crew, Golf, Boys Lacrosse, Boys Tennis, and Boys Spring Track & Field.
OBHS Baseball Cap Fundraiser Honors Vets & Those Who Serve
To honor those who fight to preserve our freedom and our way of life, the Oyster Bay High School Varsity Baseball Team decided to wear camouflage baseball hats at home games this season. After overwhelming interest from baseball fans and the school community, the caps have turned into a successful fundraising campaign to benefit 9-1-1 Veterans Long Island, (http://911veterans.com) a non-profit organization that assists local veterans and those who currently serve our country.
OBHS Plays Carnegie Hall and Gets Standing Ovation
In a concert they called “inspiring,” “awe-striking” and a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience, more than 125 students in the Oyster Bay High School Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble had the rare opportunity to perform together at Carnegie Hall as part of the Best Bands & Choirs International program, April 19.
Under the batons of Oyster Bay High School music teachers Mr. Matthew Sisia and Mr. Michael Giannetta, students dressed in black tie, presented works by Pierre La Plante, Vincent Persichetti, Percy Aldridge Grainger, and Leonard Bernstein with arrangement by Clare Grundman. They received a standing ovation at the end of their performance.
“The students really rose to the challenge,” said Mr. Sisia. “I was proud of their musicality, their individual and collective accomplishments, and their ability to communicate through music. I am hopeful that this was a positive experience that the students of Oyster Bay High School will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.”