Twenty-students in the District’s Jazz Masters Ensemble dazzled family members, administrators and community members with their musical abilities during an outstanding concert at Gotham Avenue School on April 11.
The Jazz Masters Ensemble, led by Gotham Avenue School music teacher Anthony Pino, is comprised of students from all six of the district’s schools – Alden Terrace, Clara H. Carlson, Covert Avenue, Dutch Broadway, Gotham Avenue and Stewart Manor. Mr. Pino not only directed the talented students during the performance, he also accompanied them on piano. Gotham Avenue Principal Marshall Zucker and music teachers Dara Lemite and Andrew Tilles also performed with the group.
The wonderful evening began with students playing the upbeat “Sesame Street Theme.” Other selections included “Sonny Moon for Two” and “Night Train.” During each song, the student-musicians performed solos on their respective instruments, which included flutes, alto saxophones, violins and others.
Photo Captions: 1. Elmont School District’s Jazz Masters Ensemble performed for family members and community residents on April 11.
Elmont School District student Sahara Williams performed a violin solo during the concert.
3. Pictured are Jazz Masters Ensemble flutists Elissa Acheampong and David Cordova.
4. Elmont School District student Kason Sookwah played alto saxophone as part of the ensemble. 5. Elmont School District student Mariah Champagne performed a trombone solo at the concert.