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Spreading Holiday Cheer

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In an effort to spread holiday cheer, second-grade students from Sycamore Avenue Elementary School recently sang loud and clear with their “Grandfriends” from The Arbors Assisted Living at Bohemia. Under the direction of music teacher Rachel White, the students sang holiday classics such as “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.” Additionally, they put their own unique spin on “To Grandmother’s House We Go” by replacing “Grandmother’s House” with “Grandfriends’ House.”

Keeping in Tune at Tuba Day

Keeping in Tune at Tuba Day photo
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The district is thrilled to announce that two Sycamore Avenue Elementary School students recently participated in the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association’s annual Tuba Day held at Central Islip High School.  

Baritone tuba players Gavin Olsen and Maria Argueta-Dinucci both performed in the mass ensemble with approximately 100 other baritone and tuba players from throughout Suffolk County. During the evening, they performed songs such as "Auld Lang Syne" and "Here I Go TUBAgain," both arranged for low brass. 

Both Sycamore Avenue Elementary School music teacher Deborah Guiney and the district are incredibly proud of the students for their accomplishment.