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A Special Day at Carnegie Hall in a Leap Year

  • Sayville High School Wind Ensemble to Play at Carnegie Hall
    In Leap-Year Performance
     (Sayville High School Wind Ensemble photo courtesy of Jo-Art Photographers)

    A unique and special day, February 29th occurs once every four years in a Leap Year.
    For the Sayville High School Wind Ensemble, this February 29th will be even more distinctive—the Wind Ensemble will make its debut performance at Carnegie Hall !
    Under the direction of Mr. Peter De Salvo, the group will be performing several amazing pieces including the first movement from Johan de Meij's Symphony No. 1 'The Lord of the Rings' for Wind Orchestra - GANDALF , a work that was commissioned by Sayville Music Boosters for the Arts (SMBA) specifically for the Sayville HS Wind Ensemble, Tir Na Nog by Carl Strommen (who will be attending the concert), and conclude with Eternal Father, Strong To Save by Claude T. Smith, which is dedicated to the U. S. Navy Band and based on the "Navy Hymm".
    Mr. DeSalvo, who is retiring after 34 years of public education as a music teacher, says, "All the students and I are excited to have this 'opportunity of a lifetime' to perform at the legendary Carnegie Hall, in NYC. The Sayville HS Wind Ensemble has a statewide reputation of excellence and this performance caps off the list of its accomplishments. It is my hope that this concert doesn't mark the end of this ensemble's performance accomplishments, but rather, foster the continued pursuit of musical excellence and a profound appreciation of the arts found in the students of the Sayville HS  Wind Ensemble and the Sayville Public Schools. This is the legacy that I sincerely wish to possess."
    The Wind Ensemble will travel to Carnegie Hall via coach bus funded by SMBA . They will be on the program at 8PM with four other select High School bands and choruses from around the US. Sayville residents are encouraged to attend this prestigious concert. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at the Carnegie Hall website or at the box office before the concert.
    For further information contact Mr. Peter DeSalvo (631) 244-6600
    or email Nancy Buono    nancybuono@livingenrichment.com