Wildcat Marching Band Closes Season on a High Note

Marching Band members were recognized by the Board of Education recently on their highly successful season.
Marching Band members were recognized by the Board of Education recently on their highly successful season.
Marching Band administrators put in countless hours with management and logistics. Thank you for a great season. Left to right: Caitlin Coumatos, Allan Deitz, Andrew Dolgen, Jennifer Angotta, Keri Cipriani and Dennis Pettas.
Marching Band administrators put in countless hours with management and logistics. Thank you for a great season. Left to right: Caitlin Coumatos, Allan Deitz, Andrew Dolgen, Jennifer Angotta, Keri Cipriani and Dennis Pettas.
5-year service award members Elizabeth Havjar, Natalie Hayes, Jessica Persuad, James Reilly, Antoinette Riehle, Jorden Roiland, Melissa Shaiman, Paige Tortorice, and Neyda Diaz-Vilorio.
5-year service award members Elizabeth Havjar, Natalie Hayes, Jessica Persuad, James Reilly, Antoinette Riehle, Jorden Roiland, Melissa Shaiman, Paige Tortorice, and Neyda Diaz-Vilorio.
4-year service award members Devin Anderson, Katie Clark, Matthew Cusumano, Sarah Haller, Elizabeth Hardwick, Matthew Kaputa, Casey Leonick, Miles Lewis, and Brenda Mendez.
4-year service award members Devin Anderson, Katie Clark, Matthew Cusumano, Sarah Haller, Elizabeth Hardwick, Matthew Kaputa, Casey Leonick, Miles Lewis, and Brenda Mendez.
3-year service award members Benjamin Barton, Olivia Bonomo, Katelyn Erthal, Maxwell Fisher, Matthew Haddock, Ashley Koch, Sara Lopez, Nadia Lubrano, Tim Rise, Joey Sansotta, and Natasha Scott.
3-year service award members Benjamin Barton, Olivia Bonomo, Katelyn Erthal, Maxwell Fisher, Matthew Haddock, Ashley Koch, Sara Lopez, Nadia Lubrano, Tim Rise, Joey Sansotta, and Natasha Scott.
 2-year service award members Dan Abruzzese, Mariella Carales, Erin Collins, Dan Curtin, Jason Devaraj, Sarah Gemunder, Zoey Guliano, Julianna Licona, Tyler Malone, Kevin McKenna, Tyler Meyer, Josh Muellers, Leila Perry, Mari Reciniello, Mycaela Reilly, Amanda Riha, Emily Riha, and Abbie Yaeger.
2-year service award members Dan Abruzzese, Mariella Carales, Erin Collins, Dan Curtin, Jason Devaraj, Sarah Gemunder, Zoey Guliano, Julianna Licona, Tyler Malone, Kevin McKenna, Tyler Meyer, Josh Muellers, Leila Perry, Mari Reciniello, Mycaela Reilly, Amanda Riha, Emily Riha, and Abbie Yaeger.
1-year service award members Michael Deitch, Erin Eaches, Max Eidinoff, Christopher Feustel, Ashley Guiteau, Bradley Guiteau, Jason Murphy, Sebastian Murphy, Saniya Saleem, Logan Slansky, Lily Soares, Samantha Sorenson, Christopher Feustel, Caleb Sullivan, and Cali Sullivan.
1-year service award members Michael Deitch, Erin Eaches, Max Eidinoff, Christopher Feustel, Ashley Guiteau, Bradley Guiteau, Jason Murphy, Sebastian Murphy, Saniya Saleem, Logan Slansky, Lily Soares, Samantha Sorenson, Christopher Feustel, Caleb Sullivan, and Cali Sullivan.

The 30th Annual Wildcat Marching Band Awards Banquet was held recently at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Huntington Station. This banquet is a tradition for the marching band community, mostly as a way of saying thank you to all of the dedicated and talented students, staff, and parents, who get to enjoy their collective accomplishments of the season.

Hosted by the band parents, the banquet was attended by marching band staff, students, parents, school and district administration, and members of the Board of Education. Students, staff, and education administrators enjoyed an evening of celebration, dinner, dancing, and recognition. Parents joined for dessert and for the presentation of awards by marching band director Mr. Dennis Pettas.

Each student received an award for participation based on the cumulative number of years in the program. Students in leadership positions were also recognized, including Drum Major Paige Tortorice; Field Majors James Reilly and Melissa Shaiman; Colorguard Section Leaders Brooke Pagano and Nadia Lubrano; Percussion Section Leaders Katie Clark and Ben Barton; Woodwind Section Leaders Antoinette Riehl and Isaac Renderos; Recruiters Natalie Hayes and Kaitlyn Riha; and Quartermasters Casey Leonick and Neyda Diaz-Vilorio.

Marching Band Years of Service Awards

Stimson 8th Grade: Benjamin Barton, Olivia Bonomo, Corsette Brazeau, Katelyn Erthal, Maxwell Fisher, Ashley Koch, Timothy Rise, Joseph Sansotta, and Natasha Scott.

1-year service: Michael Deitch, Erin Eaches, Max Eidinoff, Christopher Feustel, Ashley Guiteau, Bradley Guiteau, Jason Murphy, Sebastian Murphy, Saniya Saleem, Logan Slansky, Lily Soares, Samantha Sorenson, Christopher Feustel, Caleb Sullivan, Cali Sullivan.

2-year service: Dan Abruzzese, Mariella Carales, Erin Collins, Dan Curtin, Jason Devaraj, Sarah Gemunder, Zoey Guliano, Julianna Licona, Tyler Malone, Kevin McKenna, Tyler Meyer, Josh Muellers, Leila Perry, Mari Reciniello, Mycaela Reilly, Amanda Riha, Emily Riha, Abbie Yaeger.

3-year service: Benjamin Barton, Olivia Bonomo, Katelyn Erthal, Maxwell Fisher, 

Matthew Haddock, Ashley Koch, Sara Lopez, Nadia Lubrano, Tim Rise, Joey Sansotta, Natasha Scott.

4-year service: Devin Anderson, Katie Clark, Matthew Cusumano, Sarah Haller, Elizabeth Hardwick, Matthew Kaputa, Casey Leonick, Miles Lewis, Brenda Mendez, Brooke Pagano, Isaac Renderos, Kaitlyn Riha, Natlaie Zakrewski.

5-year service: Elizabeth Havjar, Natalie Hayes, Jessica Persuad, James Reilly, Antoinette Riehle, Jorden Roiland, Melissa Shaiman, Paige Tortorice, and Neyda Diaz-Vilorio.

Save The Date: The Marching Band will be performing at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Huntington Village on Sunday, March 12, 2017 beginning at 2PM.