Marching Band Awards Celebrate Third Consecutive State Championship

Marching Band 5th Year Service Awards seniors Kaitlyn Riha and Miles Lewis.
Marching Band 5th Year Service Awards seniors Kaitlyn Riha and Miles Lewis.
Like the rest of the Marching Band members, our 4th Year Service Awarded Seniors and Juniors have really put in the time and were rewarded with a championship season.
Like the rest of the Marching Band members, our 4th Year Service Awarded Seniors and Juniors have really put in the time and were rewarded with a championship season.
3rd Year Service Awards proudly display their school ‘Letters.’
3rd Year Service Awards proudly display their school ‘Letters.’
2nd Year Service Awards recipients will be participating in their second St. Patrick's Day Parade in Huntington Village on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
2nd Year Service Awards recipients will be participating in their second St. Patrick's Day Parade in Huntington Village on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
Congratulations to our 1st Year Service Awards! You made it… Lots of work, fun, and accomplishments. You guys make South Huntington proud!
Congratulations to our 1st Year Service Awards! You made it… Lots of work, fun, and accomplishments. You guys make South Huntington proud!

The 31st Annual Wildcat Marching Band Awards Banquet was held recently 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 Miles Lewis, and Field Majors Brenda Mendez and Nadia Lubrano.

Service Awards

* indicates Minds of the March award

1st Year Awards – Pins: Yagmur Aykanat *, Gerarardo Barraza *, Gabrielle Bausano *, Natalie Bausano *, Sara Capanzano, Liam Curtin *, Carly Dammer, Abby Dinstell *, Aidan Garemani *, Justin Grillo *, Joseph Gurba *, Liam Hill *, Esteban Maraboli *, Anabelle Muellers *, Jen Parada *, Kira Steffen *, and Dylan Vincent *

2nd Year Awards – Medals: Michael Dietch - MB *, Erin Eaches - Colorguard *, Ashley Guiteau - Colorguard *, Bradley Guiteau - MB *, Jason Murphy – MB, Sebastian Murphy – MB, Saniya Saleem - Colorguard *, Logan Slansky - MB *, Sam Sorensen - Colorguard *, Caleb Sullivan - MB *, and Cali Sullivan - Colorguard *

3rd Year Awards – Letter: Dan Abbruzzese - MB *, Mariela Canales - Colorguard *, ERin Colins - MB *, Daniel Curtin - MB *, Sarah Gumunder - MB *, Zoey Guiliano - Colorguard *, Julianna Licona - MB *, Tyler Malone - MB *, Kevin McKenna - MB *, Tyler Meyer - MB *, Josh Muellers - MB *, Leila Perry - MB *, Mycaela Reilly - MB *, Amanda Riha - MB *, Emily Riha - MB *, and Abbie Yaeger - MB *

Students in their fourth year who are seniors received a plaque, juniors received a trophy.

4th Year Juniors are: Benjamin Barton - MB *, Olivia Bonomo - Colorguard *, Katelyn Erthal - Colorguard *, Maxwell Fisher - MB *, Ashley Koch – MB, Timothy Rise - MB *, Joey Sansotta - MB *, Natasha Scott - MB *

4th Year Seniors are: Matt Haddock - MB *, Sara Lopez - MB *, Nadia Lubrano - Colorguard & Field Major *

5th Year Awards – plaque: Miles Lewis - MB - Drum Major *, Brenda Mendez - MB - Field Major *, Kaitlyn Riha - MB *, Natalie Zakrewski - MB *

Save The Date: The Marching Band will be performing at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Huntington Village on Sunday, March 11, 2018.