Excellence in Education Volume 12, Issue 39, 6-22-18
Student Talent Blossoms at OBEN Spring Concert Series
Students throughout the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District participated in a spring concert series that highlighted new musical milestones, student growth and a heartfelt goodbye to graduating seniors.
According to Mr. Peter Rufa, K-12 Fine and Performing Arts Supervisor, the spring concerts provide an opportunity for the community to experience the continual growth and development of students, musically, by featuring pieces of greater depth and complexity.
Accompanied by Mrs. Elinor Zayas, high school students dazzled the audience with pieces such as Cradlesong, dedicated to the 2018 graduating class by the Oyster Bay High School Symphonic Band and the Chamber Singers’ And Wherever You Go, a song students chose to honor their graduating members.
Music teachers Mr. Matthew Sisia, conductor of the Symphonic and Jazz Bands, and the Wind Ensemble, and Ms. Meagan Dissinger, conductor of the Chamber Singers and the 9th-12th Grade Concert Choir, shared some moving words and offered graduating seniors a white carnation, and students shared how their teachers inspired them with their talent and passion.
Inspiring Students is Elementary for OBHS Class of 2018
K-2 students at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School got a surprise greeting when they arrived at school, June 20. Waiting for them as they came out of their school busses were 36 Oyster Bay High School graduating seniors dressed in cap and gown, giving them high-fives and handshakes as they made their way to the school building.
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