APR 1, 2019 - Roslyn High School served as the venue for the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) annual spring adjudication festival hosted by the Roslyn School District March 27 and 28, 2019. Harbor Hill School Music Teacher Kathleen Miller was instrumental in organizing and managing the festival, and all of the Roslyn school district music teachers contributed to making this a very successful two-day event. Approximately 1,300 students and their parents visited from ten school districts, including Roslyn. Thirty rooms were staffed with NYSSMA adjudicators and two zone representatives from NYSSMA overseeing the entire festival with Ms. Miller. Roslyn High School music teacher Michael Coffey recruited and organized nearly 90 high school student volunteers. The school districts that visited were Locust Valley, East Williston, North Shore, Glen Cove, Friends Academy, Long Island Lutheran, Portledge School, All Saints Regional and Buckley Country Day School.
(top) All of Roslyn's music faculty pitched in to help the festival run smoothly: Frank Cifali, Michael Coffey, Cynthia Feinman, Laura Fratti, Frank Mauriello, NYSSMA organizer Kathleen Miller, Elizabeth Murphy, Theresa Nardo, Jacqueline Stone-Martin, Jessica Thorn, Jenna Wolf, and Iris Ziporkin.
(above) Some of the nearly 90 student volunteers from Roslyn High School who helped to make the 2019 NYSSMA festival a great success.