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The Glen Cove Music Program



Members of Glen Cove High School's Select Chorale have once again been invited to perform on the TV 10/55 Holiday Show with Richard Rose. The performance will air on TV 10/55 on Dec. 21. CBS will also run footage from the musical performance intermittently on Christmas Day.


Glen Cove Students Selected for All-County 

The Nassau Music Educators Association has designated 47 Glen Cove students as All-County musicians. These students have been selected based on last year’s New York State School Music Association scores and teacher recommendations. Performances will be held at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Jan. 11 and on Friday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 18. The Glen Cove Music Department and members of the administration congratulate these students on this prestigious musical achievement.

Glen Cove High School:
Chorus (Ed Norris)
Ryan Carmody
Diana Delgrosso
Samantha Filippone
Elizabeth Grieco
Kristin Ingegno
Erin Moore
Kevin Villatoro

Orchestra (James Guarini)
Grace Blinkoff
Amanda Ieraci
Samantha Smith

Band (Nick Carbuto)
John Dong

Click here for photos of the High School All-County Students

Finley Middle School:
Chorus (Joy Sullivan)
Julia Abbondanza
Angelina Beverwijk-Holden
Aidan Borahb
Elizabeth Ceriello
Grecia Cisneros
Ariana Garcia
Fran-Marie Hlatky-Rivera
Elijah James
Mia Martinez
Jessica Ninesling
Alexandria Sparks
Michael Suozzi
Isabelle Unger
Jenny Valle

Orchestra (Christopher Lippe)
Owen O’Regan
Judith Tuifel

Band (Brittney Frank Rifkind and Keith Schmidt)
Gabrielle Callahan
Shevon Rodrigo
Gregory Villafane

Click here for photos of the Middle School All-County Students

Connolly Elementary School:
Chorus (Sandra Vigliotti)
Maria Alverado
Graciana Bache
Christine Cleremont
Alexis Martone
Peter Reyes

Orchestra (James Guarini and JoAnn Criblez)
Amadea Cipriano

Band (Ed Smith)
Josiah Aschalew

Landing Elementary School:
Chorus (Sandra Vigliotti)
Valerie Derosiers
Angelina Iannacchino
Allaina James
Allyna James
Sofia Kern
Sofia Lorenti
Doris Serrano
Maya Taylor

Orchestra (James Guarini)
Evelyn Sullivan

Band (Ed Smith)
Miranda Weiser

Click here for photos of the Landing Elementary School All-County Students



Marching Band Places Fifth at Columbus Day Parade

The Glen Cove High School Marching Band was awarded fifth place at the 70th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade Marching Band competition.

The student-performers, who competed against 18 other bands, were part of the parade’s first division, marching behind Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Harlem Globetrotters, in recognition of their fourth-place standing during their first trip to the parade in 2013.

According to band director Nick Carbuto, judges from the competition offered remarks based on the marching band’s performance, which included “excellent sounding group," “Your dynamics, tone and intonation are right on point" and “Great job with the flags.”

Student conductor Samantha Smith led the 92-member marching band during the competition. In addition, 16 kickline members and 18 varsity cheerleaders performed.

Glen Cove High School juniors Aaron Hall and Jeremy Zeineth from the Broadcast Journalism class also attended the parade and produced this report.



Marching Band to Play NYC on Columbus Day

For the first time ever, the Glen Cove High School Marching Band will perform in the New York City Columbus Day Parade this Monday, October 14, beginning at 11:30 am. Under the direction of Nick Carbuto, 95 Glen Cove High School students will march along the streets of Manhattan, comprising 35 brass players, 15 percussionists, 45 woodwinds, 18 members of the GCHS kickline and 17 varsity cheerleaders.

For anyone making the trip to see the band in person, the students will line up on 45th street, march up Fifth Avenue and conclude at 72nd Street. The reviewing stand is located at 67th Street. If you wish to catch them on television, the parade will air from 12 noon to 3:00 pm on ABC-Channel 7.

Every year the parade draws approximately 1 million spectators and about 35,000 marchers. In addition to the 69th annual NYC Columbus Day Parade, the GCHS Marching Band performs in the City of Glen Cove’s annual Memorial Day Parade. In 2011, under Mr. Carbuto’s direction, the GCHS Marching Band performed in the NYC Veteran’s Day Parade– the only high school marching band from Long Island chosen to participate in the parade.


All-State and All-National in Music

The Glen Cove High School Music Department is proud to announce that eight students have been selected to participate as All-State musicians in the 78th Annual New York State School Music Association Winter Conference in Rochester, N.Y., on Dec. 5-8. Additionally, one student has been named to the All-National Choir, the first student at Glen Cove High School to achieve this honor.

Claudia Kolanovic has been selected to perform in the American Choral Directors Association All-National Choir. The ACDA Conference, which will be held in Baltimore on Feb. 5-8, brings together the most talented choral students in the country to perform before the nation’s most esteemed choral educators, professionals and adjudicators. Students are selected based on recordings submitted by their teachers. Claudia submitted her performance of “Gretchen am Sprinnrade” by Franz Schubert. This was also her NYSSMA solo for which she received a perfect score, however, performers selected for the national choir cannot participate in the NYSSBA Conference. Claudia was selected among hundreds of entrants from across the country, including just 36 from New York State.

Seven members of the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale have been chosen for the All-State Choir, which will perform in the NYSSMA Conference. They are: Nasreena Ali, Michael Banks, Ryan Carmody, Diana Delgrosso, Kristin Ingegno, Vivian Rysdyk and Sean Tan (alternate). Both Michael and Claudia were selected to perform at last year’s Winter Conference.

Samantha Smith has been named a member of the NYSSMA All-State Wind Ensemble, which will also perform in Rochester.

Students are selected to NYSSMA All-State ensembles – which represent some of the best student-musicians in the state – based on their scores at the NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festivals held the prior spring. Every Glen Cove High School student-musician selected achieved a perfect score at the highest difficulty level (Level 6, 100) on their audition. They also received stellar recommendations from their adjudicators and respective teachers. In addition to having the first-ever participant in the ACDA National Choir, the 2013 group is the largest contingent from Glen Cove High School named to NYSSMA All-State ensembles in a single year.

The district congratulates all of the students and their teachers, chorale director Edward Norris and band director Nick Carbuto. Mr. Carbuto (far left) and Mr. Norris (far right) congratulate Glen Cove High School’s All-State musicians here: (front row, from left) Samantha Smith, Kristin Ingegno, Diana Delgrosso, Nasreena Ali, (back row, from left) Ryan Carmody, Sean Tan and Michael Banks.

Mr. Norris is also seen congratulating Claudia Kolanovic, in the alternate photo.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021