Senator Owen Johnson visited with talented musicians from across Suffolk County performing at the Capitol on March 8, 2011. The Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles performed for Music In Our Schools Month sponsored by the New York State School Music Association.
Among those performing from Senator Johnson’s District were:
Michael Lapinta, Sayville; Jared Ginsberg, North Babylon; Alexa Goetz, Half Hollow Hills; Patrick Andrews, Sayville; Joseph Byington, West Islip; Christian Crawford, Brentwood; Christopher Finelli, Babylon; James Brewer, Bay Shore; David Ferro, West Babylon; Zach Zadek, Half Hollow Hills; Alanna Rose Henriquez, Brentwood; Rachel Karmel, Half Hollow Hills; Denise Natoli, Sayville; Staci Palacino, Islip; Jackie Bakewell, Half Hollow Hills; Naomi Baez, North Babylon; Kim Dyckman, Half Hollow Hills West; Jenna Giammalvo, Half Hollow Hills West; Casey Richards, Islip; Kailey Schnurman, Sayville; Alexa Sheryll, Connetquot; Matt McLean, Babylon; Zachary Zadek, Half Hollow Hills; Matthew Jurman, Half Hollow Hills; Michael McAlpin, Islip; Marvin Orantes, Brentwood; and Nicholas Regueiro, Half Hollow Hills West.
Directors for the March 8, 2011 Festival included:
Ron Fox, Instrumental Jazz; Frank Hansen, Instrumental Jazz; Richard Harris, Vocal Jazz; and Jeffrey Hoffman, Vocal Jazz.
Also present was Rene Suprina, President of New York State School Music Association.