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Rocky Point Elementary Students Kick Off Winter Concert Season

Photo courtesy of the Rocky Point School District

Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School held its winter concert on Dec. 1 in the Rocky Point High School auditorium. The FJC Grade 2 Chorus, under the direction of the newest member of the music department faculty, Desireé DeMelfi, performed a joyful and challenging program of holiday and winter-themed music. The children performed beautifully, and the concert was extremely well-received by the audience.

“It was a wonderful debut for Ms. DeMelfi and for the chorus students,” said Mr. Craig Knapp, district K-5 music department chairperson. “The repertoire choices were very developmentally appropriate and musically balanced. I was especially impressed with the tone quality the students produced. Working with over 90 students and getting them to blend their voices together in a gentle and delicate manner is very challenging. It is no easy task to cultivate a large group of second grade students and shape them into singers who come together with a gentle tone while activating the head voice in a healthy fashion.”

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