Smithtown students who were selected for the NYSSMA All-State performing ensembles spent three intense days rehearsing for concerts at the Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre this past weekend in Rochester, New York.
High School East students: Michael Van Brunt (Symphonic Band, not pictured), Ava Bernardo (Mixed Chorus), Ariana Glaser (Mixed Chorus) and Joseph Newman (Mixed Chorus).
High School West students: Rebecca Gatto (Mixed Chorus) and Stephen Jung (Symphony Orchestra)
Great job by all!
Date Added: 12/5/2022
Smithtown High School East students and their families proudly attended The Calderone Arts Center Art reception this past weekend, highlighting the student's work.
Students from Mrs. Smalley's, Mr. Lauto's, and Ms. Shanian's classes had their artwork displayed. A quartet of music students who had met at the Usdan summer camp for the arts provided uplifting jazz tunes to enrich this festive event.
Ms. Natalie Weinstein, owner of Calderone Arts Center, spoke at this event, highlighting the history of the Calderone Theater and all the wonderful opportunities that lay ahead for artists of all ages to work and perform at the Center.
Ms. Weinstein chatted briefly with HS East principal, Mr. Rob Rose about their mutual appreciation for the support our Smithtown community offers the Arts and its students.
Mr. Rose said how impressed he was by all the artwork he saw at his first art reception, and how creative the students are.
Ms. Weinstein also spoke with Ms. Shanian about the importance of not only teaching Art, but seeing that high school students' artwork is displayed in the community for all to appreciate.
All were invited to tour the second floor galleries to get a better sense of the potential this expanding Arts Center holds.
Special thanks to Mr. Jack Ader, who curated and hung this high school student exhibit for both Smithtown High School East and pieces from The Knox School.
Congratulations to the High School West and High School East cheer teams on each receiving a bid this past weekend to the National High School Cheerleading Competition!
The teams will be representing Smithtown East in February at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando!
Coming this January, the Long Island String Festival Association Orchestra (LISFA) at Smithtown High School West!
Students from all over Suffolk County were selected to perform in the LISFA Orchestra. These students earned this very prestigious honor through outstanding scores at the 2022 NYSSMA solo festival. In addition to demonstrating superior musicianship, these students continually excel in their ensemble classes, rehearsals and many performances throughout the year.
High School West chamber orchestra conductor Joseph Cotignola says “We are very proud to have these students represent Smithtown High School West as members of this year’s LISFA Orchestra.”
The LISFA festival is January 6th -8th. Students will rehearse on the 6th and 7th and the concert is on the 8th at 1:00pm. All rehearsals and the concert will take place at High School West.
High School West students: (Left to right)
Mr. Joseph Cotignola - Orchestra Teacher, Anabelle Kreitzman, Rebecca Gatto, Hannah Ren, Stephen Jung,Melvin Cheng, Henri Buchet, Alyssa Griesman, David Rubin, Heng Ye, Mr. John Coady - Principal Smithtown High School West
High School East students: (Left to right)
Stacey Chuang, Juliet Chong, Emily Lam, Jake Lomando, Elisa Kong
Date Added: 12/1/2022
High School East senior George Donohue appeared on News 12 Long Island on Tuesday, November 29th!
George was selected as a News 12/Bethpage Federal Credit Union Scholar Athlete award winner after being nominated by East football coach Stephen Costello, who joined George in a picture along with High School East Principal Mr. Robert Rose.
George is as an all-county linebacker for the football team and a member of the Music Honor Society as a cello player.
Great job George! You can watch some of George's interview on our social media pages.
Date Added: 11/30/2022