Arts & Entertainment

Mahopac Student Musicians Hit the Right Note

Symphonic band members Sydney Hughes and Wendy Wallis lead a roomful of clarinets in rehearsal. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Patrick Gagne takes his spot in the fourth-grade band section. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Percussionists Ryan Pena, Roman Fiscella and James Long warm up before the performance. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Fulmar Road fourth-grader Amdeline Hanlon gets her baritone ready. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Fourth-grade clarinet players Talia Salon, Trey Holdsworth Jack Clifford and Paulo Miguel Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Fifth-grade flute players Kailee Mastropietro, Marisa Tetto and Giovanna Perillo Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Sixth-grade clarinet players Raven Barksdale and Chelsea Ritter Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Caitlin Anderson plays piano for the concert band. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Rich Williams leads the high school concert band. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Mr. Williams’ “favorite section,” the only tuba players, senior Madison Tobias and junior Mia Kilker Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Dominique Milian, a senior, plays with the symphonic band. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
The elementary, middle and high school bands played the song “Band-O-Rama” together for the finale. Each group played a few songs. The audience saw how the children have progressed through the years. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Saxophone player Fabio Antonio Jr, 11, with his twin brother Phillip, his sister Catalina, 7, and parents Fabio and Lisa Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— On Saturday, Feb. 11, band members from across the Mahopac School District took part in its second annual Band-O-Rama Day. Over 400 band students representing all the schools in the district came together to perform a concert for family and friends.

The groups that performed that day included students from the fourth-grade level all the way up through the 12th grade. Each of the ensembles performed individually and the day concluded with all the musicians performing one piece of music at the same time. The musicians were lead by music teachers Stephen Wands (elementary), Donald Flynn (middle school) and Richard Williams (high school).

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