Catholic School Honor Band Celebrates 35 Years

Photos by Greg Shemitz
Photos by Greg Shemitz

The 35th annual Catholic School Honor Band concert took place on Saturday, March 5, at St Anthony’s High School in South Huntington. More than 600 students from 46 schools across the island played to two packed houses of proud parents, family members and friends. The performance is presented by Paul Effman Music Service and is a compilation of selected musicians from each school to make up two complete bands.

Some of the participating schools included:

• All Saints Regional, Glen Cove
• Holy Family, Hicksville
• Maria Regina, Seaford
• Notre Dame, New Hyde Park
• Our Lady of Mercy, Hicksville
• Our Lady of Victory, Floral Park
• Saint Anne’s, Garden City
• Saint Mary’s Elementary, Manhasset
• St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre
• St. Aidan, Williston Park
• St. Brigid / Our Lady of Hope, Westbury
• St. Dominic Elementary, Oyster Bay
• St. Edward the Confessor, Syosset
• St. Joseph, Garden City
• St. Peter of Alcantara, Port Washington
• St. Rose of Lima, Massapequa
• St. William the Abbot, Seaford

Additionally, Catholic schools in Suffolk County, Buckley Country Day School from Roslyn, Emanuel Lutheran from Patchogue and Our Savior New American School students participated in the concert.

—Submitted by the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

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