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School Bands Go for Gold at NYSSMA Music Festival

Three talented school bands from the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central Schools 

recently participated in the New York State School Music Association’s Major Organization Festival at Adelphi University. The Middle Level Band, under the direction of Michael Giannetta, the James H. Vernon Advanced Band, under the direction of Lauren Macy, and the James H. Vernon Intermediate Band, under the direction of Augustus Devassy, all received a gold rating at the event.  

The NYSSMA Major Organization Festival showcases exceptional school music groups or ensembles. Student ensembles select and perform music from the NYSSMA manual and are critiqued by two specially trained judges. A gold, silver or bronze ranking is given to each ensemble based on their performances.   

The District congratulates all three bands for earning the highest award at the festival!  

Band Performing

School Band Group Photo

School Band Group Photo