The 33rd Annual Wildcat Marching Band Awards Banquet was held recently for the first time since the pandemic. This special evening has always been a way of saying thank-you to all the dedicated and talented students, staff, and parents by recognizing 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 at the American Legion Huntington Post 360. Everyone in attendance enjoyed an evening of celebration with a delicious dinner, dancing with friends, Marching Band Yearbook signing, and special recognition. Everyone in attendance enjoyed slideshows full of memories before students were recognized for their noteworthy accomplishments during the awards presentation.
Everyone enjoyed video montages, reminiscing on a great season and feeling all sorts of appreciation for the hard work that lead to this special celebration. Each student received an award for participation based on the cumulative number of years in the program and students with high academic markings were recognized with the Minds on the March award.
Our longest standing members received plaques for dedicating 5 years to the marching band program. Congratulations to Gabrielle Bausano, Natalie Bausano, Liam Curtin, Joseph Gurba, Liam Hill, Jordan Logue, Esteban Maraboli, Anabelle Muellers, Kira Steffen, and Dylan Vincent.
Four year students received trophies for their contributions to the marching band program. Congratulations to Kaitlyn Allen, Madeline Franz, Jacob Gillet, Dahyana Herrera Salazar, Paige Kessler, Eman Khursand, Maggie Lahm, Anna Maguire, Andrew Markell, Brian Portillo, and Gianna Vozza.
Third year members received awards and letters of recognition. Congratulations to Kiera Adams, Armany Alfaro, Joshua Alms, Kristiane DiMaulo, Harper Garvey, Griffin Hamilton, Jacob Johnson, Violet Leclaire, Olivia Macchiarola, Victoria Pascrell, Luca Pugliese, and Angelina Todaro.
Second year award recipients received medals for their continued dedication. Congratulations Kate Adams, Bronsyn Chiechi, Ashley Cox Pinckney, Daniela Ferrera Molina, Peyton Galgano, Magaly Garay, Alexis Guarisco, Jake Gurba, Will Lang, Frankie Munoz, Shaun Murphy, and Luke Vaughan.
First year award recipients received pins for their first year of service. Congratulations James Boccone, Abby Burkitt, Rose Campo, Jacianna Chiechi, Phillip Clark, Jaden Dancy, Aiden Dearborn, Andrew Fogel, Alexander Maddalena, Lucy O'Loughlin, Ashley Palacios, Franklin Parada, Erick Recinos, Marygrace Reilly, Aryaa Shah, Alyssa Vozza, and Evelyn Wang.