Northside Students Participate in "Piano Festival"
Northside School was represented by 28 entries this year at the Piano Festival in March, held at Nassau Community College, and at the Spring Solo Evaluation Festival in May, held in our own Levittown School District at Jonas Salk Middle School. These festivals are sponsored by the New York State School Music Association known as NYSSMA.
Music students performed instrumental and vocal solos that they prepared for months beforehand with lessons from music teachers Jill Castillo and Isabella McClancy. The students were judged by state-certified adjudicators on memorized scales, rudiments, a solo piece and a "sight reading" selection All the Northside students achieved high levels of success, qualifying for "Excellent" or "Outstanding" medals.
The youngsters (pictured) were presented with their well-deserved medals and certificates of achievement at a bagel breakfast provided by the Northside Parents Music Club. Mr. Mortillaro, Principal, their teachers and parents are proud of these highly motivated music students who performed at NYSSMA 2017.