Nineteen Students Selected for All-County Festival

Nineteen musicians from the district have been selected to perform in this year’s Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County Festival.
From Babylon High School, Tyler Gumpel, Brooke Wexler, William Ye and Chi Zhang were the students selected for the festival’s Division III (ninth- and 10th-grade) group, while Gabriella Albanese, Lindsey Daily, Matthew Fama, Olivia Lully, Emma Schubart and Jake Zukaitis earned spots on the Division II (seventh- and eighth-grade) list. From Babylon Grade School, Sydney Altbacker , Aubrey Alvino, Rachel Gordon, Emily Lully, Julia Minicozzi, Rachel Pinna, Anna Romero, Peter Schubart and Nick Zukaitis were selected to Division I, representing the fifth and sixth grades.
“This distinction marks them among the top student-musicians in their age group,” Babylon Director of Fine Arts Angela Turk said of the honor. “They will participate in three rehearsals and a concert in early March. Congratulations to our students and their music teachers.”