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Developing Musical Skills Through Jazz

The high school was privileged to host Jazz musician, Al Degregoris, for grades 9-12 on October 17th. The event included workshops with Mr. Degrogoris’ world renown band members, including Cold Spring Harbor’s own Mark Schnurman. The workshops were geared towards enhancing the study of songwriting, improvisation, rhythm and more. This hands-on personal approach filled all the music classrooms for the day with excitement, allowing so many students to participate on a rotating basis taking advantage of student driven interests and inquiry. Thank you to the Cultural Arts Committee for bringing in these amazing opportunities, and to Music Department Chair, Brent Chiarello, for bringing these programs to life.