Arts in Education Fundraiser

Whitman Chorale and Woman’s Choir, directed by Steven Altinel.
Whitman Chorale and Woman’s Choir, directed by Steven Altinel.
SHAIEF committee members left to right: Regina Caliendo, Miriam Rosen, Jackie Tartaro, Shelley Sauer, Joe Tortorice, and Vince D’Ulisse.
SHAIEF committee members left to right: Regina Caliendo, Miriam Rosen, Jackie Tartaro, Shelley Sauer, Joe Tortorice, and Vince D’Ulisse.
A silent auction featured student’s art.
A silent auction featured student’s art.
The Wildcat Kickline, directed by Kiva Booser, put on a high-energy routine.
The Wildcat Kickline, directed by Kiva Booser, put on a high-energy routine.
Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci with SHAIEF President and Chairperson Shelley Sauer.
Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci with SHAIEF President and Chairperson Shelley Sauer.
The winning raffle tickets were expertly called by Superintendent Dave Bennardo. Shelley Sauer and Joe Tortorice kept the basket winners flowing.
The winning raffle tickets were expertly called by Superintendent Dave Bennardo. Shelley Sauer and Joe Tortorice kept the basket winners flowing.
Gabriella Olinsky takes home 2 baskets she won by supporting SHAIEF.
Gabriella Olinsky takes home 2 baskets she won by supporting SHAIEF.
The Walt Whitman Dance Program, directed by Susan Radin, is steeped in talent and seems to get better each year.
The Walt Whitman Dance Program, directed by Susan Radin, is steeped in talent and seems to get better each year.

The very first Arts in Education Fundraiser was held on Wednesday night, and the cornerstone has been set. The South Huntington Arts in Education Foundation (SHAIEF) is working hard to support music, art and performing arts throughout the district.  The Crest Hollow Country Club was a perfect setting for this wonderful dinner gala that included student performances, art displays, raffle baskets and “original” artwork for silent auction. The visual arts and performing arts took center stage and our student’s talent couldn’t have been more appreciated.

Thank you to the Walt Whitman Chamber Orchestra, directed by Frank Yolango; the Jazz Band, directed by Alan Deitz; the Whitman Choral and Woman’s Choir, directed by Steven Altinel; Whitman’s fantastic Dance program, directed by Susan Radin; the Wildcat Kickline, directed by Kiva Booser; and our wonderful art and music teachers throughout the district.

Shelley Sauer chairs the SHAIEF committee. Members Vince D’Ulisse, Joe Tortorice, Miriam Rosen, Regina Caliendo, and Jackie Tartaro would like to thank the many local businesses and community members who stepped up with their support for the arts in South Huntington.

See you all next school year!

Enjoy the Slide show below