Student-musicians Spread Holiday Cheer!

Student-musicians Spread Holiday Cheer photo
The Port Jefferson School District Board of Education’s December 11 meeting was filled with the sounds of the season as student-musicians performed several holiday classics before being recognized for their contributions to the school and community during the holiday season.

Leading up to the winter holidays, students participated in community events, including the Port Jefferson Village’s annual Dicken’s Festival, performing at local churches and the public library in addition to their winter concert at the high school.

Dr. Michael Caravello, Director of Music and Fine Arts, introduced music teachers Maria Diaz and Edward Pisano and students Katherine Ambrozy, Grace Crugnale, Cole Fortier, Katherine Kirsch, Mattea Rabeno, Jack Reilly, Hannah Skula and Peggy Yin, who were each presented with a certificate of appreciation for their musical efforts.

“One of the core missions of our department is going out in the community and spreading music and art because that’s what real artists and musicians do, they give back to their community,” said Dr. Caravello. “Our students really bring that mission to life.”