Suffolk County High School Students Performed With the All-State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles in Albany

Owen H. Johnson

March 09, 2012

Senator Owen H. Johnson congratulated Suffolk County High School students who performed with the All-State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles in Albany on March 5, 2012.  The talented musicians performed at a New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) reception honoring the late Joseph R. Sugar, a tireless advocate for the advancement of music education in our schools. 

Photograph from left to right:  Paul Infante , Director of Music, Commack Schools, Government Relations Co-Chair, Suffolk County Music Education Association (SCMEA), President Elect - New York State Council of Administrators for Music Education (NYSCAME); Bernie Jones, Director of Music, West Islip Schools, Government Relations Member, NYSSMA; Michael McAlpin, Islip HS, Jazz Bass II Voice; Caitlin Flemming, West Islip HS, Jazz Soprano Voice; Kimberly Dyckman , Half Hollow Hills HS West, Jazz Alto Voice; Owen H. Johnson, NY State Senator; Denise Natoli, Sayville HS, Jazz Soprano II Voice; James Brewer, Bay Shore HS, Jazz Tenor Voice; Andrew Ballereau, Half Hollow Hills HS East, Jazz Bass; Terry Nigrelli, Director of Music, Bay Shore Schools,  Webpage Editor, NYSSMA; and Phil Boyle, NY State Assemblyman.