Whitman Scores at Heritage Festival Competition

Whitman seniors from the Wind Ensemble, who received a Gold rating and a 2nd place finish, pose with director Allan Deitz, center, for their very last high school festival.
Whitman seniors from the Wind Ensemble, who received a Gold rating and a 2nd place finish, pose with director Allan Deitz, center, for their very last high school festival.
Allan Deitz, right, with his Jazz Band received a Silver rating.
Allan Deitz, right, with his Jazz Band received a Silver rating.

Congratulations to the Walt Whitman Music Department on their success at the Heritage Festival Competition in Boston this past weekend. The results not only speak for themselves, but also are a testament to the fact that the South Huntington School District is recognized regularly as one of the top 100 schools in the nation of music education. We congratulate our fine music teachers and their highly talented students. Here are the results:

Chamber Orchestra received a Silver rating and a 2nd place finish Jazz Band received a Silver rating.

Whitman Chorale received a Silver rating and a 2nd place finish.

Wind Ensemble received a Gold rating and a 2nd place finish. In addition - Zach Thompson from Chorale and Ruby Bafu from the Jazz Band were awarded Maestro awards for their solo performances.

Kristen Riordan received the Heritage Ovation Award for overall musicianship, perseverance, courage, and citizenship.

Lastly, the entire music department was awarded the Heritage Festival Spirit Award for their musicianship, interaction with other schools, staff, students, respect and "sportsmanship".