Music/Art/Theatre Groups Continue to Astound

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Several groups of music, theatre and art students in the district have continued to excel under the leadership of their dedicated teachers. The students have demonstrated their commitment to practice and succeed, and as a result have enjoyed various accolades.
    
Nearly 50 students across the entire district were selected to perform at this year’s All-County Music Festivals by the Suffolk County Music Educator’s Association; the high school string quartet of Kristina Scheid, Olivia Duhon, Jessica Szanto and Caroline Pombonyo, under the direction of Dominic DePaola, earned the privilege to perform at the Long Island String Festival Association chamber music festival; three high school art students — Sarah Ansman, Ruth Mistretta and Shauneil Williams — are set to showcase their remarkable artwork at the All-County Art Show on Feb. 6 at Old Town Hall in Babylon (Ansman also entered a scholarship show, which is featured alongside All-County); under the direction of chorus teacher Christina Henderson, a harmonic group of vocalists performed at the Suffolk County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission; and theatre teacher and director Lisa Drance led her Theatre III students to Suffolk County Community College to perform an original play for Unity Day; North Babylon students comprised the only group selected in the entire county to perform.
    
The recent accomplishments of art, music and theatre students throughout North Babylon are a testament to their talents, as well as to the stellar level of instruction they receive.