E.R. student musicians earn All-County honors


Three East Rockaway students were selected to participate in the Nassau Music Educators Association’s All-County band and orchestra ensembles.

Students invited to perform with the All-County Band were Centre Avenue School sixth grader Grace Cooper who plays the clarinet and Rhame Avenue School fifth grader Jeremy Slade who plays the trumpet. Centre Avenue School sixth grader Amaiyah Hansen was invited to perform on violin as part of the All-County Orchestra.

All-County selection represents one of the highest achievements for Long Island music students. Participants are chosen based on New York State School Music Association evaluations and teacher recommendations.

The All-County rehearsals and performances took place in January at the Tillis Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post.

–Ben Fiebert