Stimson 8th Grade Orchestra Impress Judges


On Friday, May 29th, the Stimson 8th Grade Orchestra, and their teacher, Ms. Sharon Smith, took their talents to the Long Island Music Festival at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Using some of their favorite pieces from the past two years, the students came away with a Superior Rating; scoring 98 out of 100 points! The judges used words like "Wow, I'm impressed,"  "you show extreme musicality" and "it's obvious you work well as a group" to describe their performance. The kids were thrilled with their performance and came away knowing they had done their very best. As a reward for their teamwork and musical successes, they spent the rest of the beautiful afternoon at Adventure Park in Wheatley Heights.  Congratulations to this spectacular group!  We look forward to great things in the years ahead.

Nicole Algierie, Benjamin Barton, Mabel Bassi, Kalina Bonilla, Olivia Bonomo, Andrew Borges, Thomas Braglia, Cosette Brazeau, Mariela Canales, Sarah Choudhary, Jack Cox, John Dugan, Marissa Echezuria, Maxwell Fisher, Zoey Guiliano, Hailey Hamilton, Jasmine Haug, Sarah Heath, Laurette Joyce, Marianna Kliampas, Meghan Kramer, George Link, Kyle Mattila, Jefferson Orellana, Skylar Pekarek, Andrew Ramsland, Mary Reciniello, Nina Rodriguez, Anne Rodriguez, Johana Rovira, Yamilex Salamanca, Justin Savage, Sara Solano, Wilmer Valle, Emma Weigele, Patrick Wuss, and Abbie Yaege.

Never Heard of Adventure Park?

The Adventure Park at Long Island is an “aerial forest ropes park” consisting of over 140 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood, and rope to form bridges and zip lines.

Groups of these bridges or “elements” link together to form separate trails though the trees. Although every trail has zip lines on them, there is much more fun than just zip lining to be had! There are ten trails in total, for ages seven to adult, with challenge levels suitable for every age and skill level–from beginner to expert. Each person selects the trail(s) they want and climbs at their own pace.