Miles MS Musicians Heard Across the County

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Two student musicians at Edmund Miles Middle School represented the Amityville School District with pride when they were invited to join elite ensembles from other schools this winter.

Patrick Abate, an eighth grader at Miles, will be playing saxophone as a member of the 2014-15 SCMEA All-County Middle School Instrumental Jazz Ensemble when the organization holds its SCMEA Day of Jazz at Centereach High School on Feb. 7. Selection to this ensemble was highly competitive, with musicians from all across Suffolk County vying for a spot in the ensemble.

On Jan. 16, eighth-grader James Carey represented the school district at the 2015 SCMEA Day of Horn event held at Northport High School. Carey joined a league of French Horn players from all over Suffolk County that participated in the event, which featured workshops, rehearsals and a performance in a “Massed Horn Ensemble.”

Congratulations to Abate and Carey on these wonderful distinctions!