Huntington High School has one of the best choral programs on Long Island. The student-vocalists who comprise the two choirs have impressed audiences in the district and throughout the community.
The high school program features two choirs. The concert choir is open to anyone who loves to sing while the chamber choir is an elite, audition-only group.
“The chamber choir gives back to the community by performing at events in the district as well as throughout the town,” said teacher Victoria Garbarino, who leads the choral program. “All of the students in both the concert and chamber choirs are extremely talented and hard working. I couldn’t be more proud to teach such dedicated students. They spend a lot of time outside of their regularly scheduled class time preparing for events and concerts.”
Ms. Garbarino obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in music education at Five Towns College in Dix Hills. She is studying for a master’s degree at the University of Florida. She completed her state student teaching requirements in the Commack (choral) and West Babylon (band) school districts. Prior to coming to Huntington, she worked in Bayport-Blue Point and Oceanside. She took over as Huntington High School’s choir director from Veronica Mainville, who resigned from the faculty and relocated off of Long Island.
Huntington’s concert choir consists of Arnold Alfaro, Danny Arias, Alexa Marie Aviles, Sarah Biernacki, Adrian Brooks, Mia Brown, Chloe Buffone, Brooke Cafiero, Vincent Caravetto, Leonardo Castillo-Gonzales, Adora Colay, Kyra DeSalvo, Jaiden Erickson, Madeline Falk, Junior Flores, Andrew Florvil, Analiesse Flythe, Kayla Galdamez, Isabella Granados, Elizabeth Heffernan, Da’Naijah Holmes, Mariana Jackson, Analia Jimenez, Grace Kenny, Madison Lange, Andrew Lariz, Darin Lima, Dejanae Linton, Jennifer Low, Mike-el Ollivierre, Jocelin Ortega, Xavier Perez, Elana Raganella, Odaly Ramirez-Martinez, Carlos Reyes-Villalta, Manny Reyes-Villalta, Guilia Sabatino, Akira Selleri, Elizabeth Schmitt, Alexis Smith, Abigail Troiano, Chloe Wheeler and Justien Williams.
The elite chamber choir includes Joel Alfaro, Joshua Avidor, Cobin Black, Isabella Cahill, Livia D’Anna, Megan Erhardt, Elay Galdamez, Brenden Garcia, Ryan Gibson-Dunne, Brandon Gomez Quintanilla, Natalie Gonzalez, Angela He, Jessica Henning, Jaime Ioppolo, Lola Jean Kindall, Lea Laponti, Keenan Lyons, Amelia Maggio, Isabella McGinniss, Lindsay McKenna, Johnny Menjivar, Rashad Micheals, Max Mittleman, Casey Moskowitz, Julia Moskowitz, Isabella Neira, Mia Nitekman, Cynthia Ortega, Christopher Porzio, Amelia Reilly, Julia Segal, Abigail Semelsberger, Jamie Spector, Andy Ulloa, Lauren White and Faith Youngquist.
The choir officers include Amelia Maggio (president), Andy Ulloa (vice president), Casey Moskowitz (secretary), Jamie Spector (treasurer) and Abigail Semelsberger (historian).
The chamber choir impressed the crowd at last week’s public meeting of the Huntington School Board. The group annually performs at the trustees’ December meeting.
“Auditions will be held this week for the high school choir’s a cappella group, which will be performing at events throughout the second half of the school year,” Ms. Garbarino said.