Summer Music and Arts in South Huntington

Cast members of “Golly Gee Wiz’ performing one of many song and dance numbers popularized by the Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland Hollywood film musicals of the 1930s and 40s.
Cast members of “Golly Gee Wiz’ performing one of many song and dance numbers popularized by the Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland Hollywood film musicals of the 1930s and 40s.
Members of the ‘Rock Band’ classes came together for some memorable songs that highlighted the closing performance.
Members of the ‘Rock Band’ classes came together for some memorable songs that highlighted the closing performance.
Summer Theater Program director Linda Hulley (back to camera) thanks her student volunteers from the summer theater program.
Summer Theater Program director Linda Hulley (back to camera) thanks her student volunteers from the summer theater program.
Whitman’s professional dance studio awaits our fortunate students in all grade levels.
Whitman’s professional dance studio awaits our fortunate students in all grade levels.

Our Music and Arts Camp ended strong last week with students and staff engaged in end-of-season performances. The energy level and creativity were high as another year of summer memories were established and camp coordinators Allan Deitz and Frank Yolango brought the season to a close. On Thursday evening, families and the community gathered in Whitman’s air-conditioned PAC for dance and music performances that highlighted the many camp offerings that distinguish our Arts program here in South Huntington. The Summer Dance Program, directed by Priscilla Velazquez featured dancers from our youngest through middle school. The Summer Theater Program, directed by Linda Hulley, highlighted Thursday evening’s performance with the musical “Golly Gee Wiz.” The hallways surrounding the PAC were filled with art that included sculpture and photography.

On Friday morning, the last day of camp, families gathered for performances that accentuated dance and music by our talented campers. The morning concluded with performances by students in the Rock Band classes directed by Robby Deitz and Vinnie Muscarella. Congratulations to our students and staff who once again exemplified the exceptional arts programs in South Huntington.

Summer Music and Arts Program Staff:  T.J. Adams, Robby Deitz, Dennis Pettas, Elizabeth De Monte, Linda Hutley, Greg Modelewski, Shannon Murray, Vinnie Muscarella, Samantha Roldos, Courtney Schmaeling, Priscilla Velazquez, Sarah Weiss and Nicole Mihalik.

Student Volunteers: Tyler Zeoli, Megan Montemurro, Keara Shea, Marco Chiriboga, Samantha Carey, Jake Cartisano, Kyle Brown, Grace Noonan, Abbie Yaeger, Jasmine Haug, Megan Kramer, Sophie Ross, Keira Conlon, Jewels Panarello, Erin Conlon, Eamon Murray, Brenda Mendez, Kaitlin Riha, Amina Sadiq, Amanda Riha, Emily Riha, Johnique Aiken, Michaela Grosso, Tess Anderson, Katie Nodel, Alexa Beaubrun, and Kira Steffen.

The South Huntington Summer Music and Arts Camp is one of our areas best kept secrets, but word is spreading and students from other communities are experiencing the popularity of one of Long Islands ‘Best Summer Camp Deals.’

See You Next Year!