Students Selected For LISFA Festivals

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Five  talented district musicians performed at this year’s LISFA (Long Island String Festival Association) festivals, held over the past several weeks at Northport and Ward Melville high schools.
Babylon High School senior Hannah McGlinchey, eighth-grader Emma Schubart and ninth-grader William Ye performed in the Suffolk Secondary String Festival, while Babylon Grade School sixth-grader Peter Schubart was selected for the Suffolk Elementary Festival. Babylon Junior-Senior High School seventh-grader Sophia Sherman also earned a spot in the Suffolk Elementary Festival.
Peter was also one of the 19 Babylon musicians selected to perform in this year’s Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County Festival. He joins Babylon Grade School musicians Sydney Altbacker, Aubrey Alvino, Rachel Gordon, Emily Lully, Julia Minicozzi, Rachel Pinna, Anna Romero and Nick Zukaitis for Division I at the festival, representing the fifth and sixth grades.
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.
“This distinction marks them among the top student-musicians in their age group,” Babylon Director of Fine Arts Angela Turk said of the honor. “Congratulations to our students and their music teachers.”