Director Brian Stellato with the Blue Devil marching band's leaders.

Blue Devil Band Honored at School Board Meeting

Director Brian Stellato with the Blue Devil marching band's leaders.

November 18, 2021

Huntington School Board members honored the Blue Devil marching band during Monday night’s public meeting in the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School auditorium.

Trustees recognized the band’s spectacular season, during which the Blue Devils won a string of competitions across Long Island and Westchester County. Huntington went on to finish third in the New York State Field Band Championships in Syracuse, tallying its highest score in the state finals since 2003.

Band Director Brian Stellato spoke briefly about the recently completed season and gave thanks to a long list of individuals and groups The band’s student leaders also addressed trustees and the audience. Drum majors Nadeera Ali, Emma Hannigan and Isabella Lima and field major Rachel Morina all took turns reflecting on the 2021 campaign.

Band members and parents dotted the crowd for the event, which played out near the beginning of the meeting. A film of the Blue Devils’ performance in the state championship performance was played.

This year’s Blue Devil marching band and color guard includes:

Drum majors: Nadeera Ali, Emma Hannigan, Isabella Lima; Field major: Rachel Morina: Flute section: Katherine Bruno, Jazlyn Chapas-Oliva, Lauren Landolfi, Donna Lazo, Abigail Lewis, Angelina Marcelino-LaQua, Kayla Murillo, Lily Wasoski; Clarinet: Alex Dumas, Charles Fuller, Felicity George, Lilianna LaVertu, Danielle Mendikyan, Charles Michaelian, Erin Purcell, Charlotte Simon, Logan Toth, Angel Uceda-Enamorado; Alto saxophone: Taraina Augustin, Rana Elfaham, Cecilia Kye, Rachel Morina, Natalie Parrott, Abby Schueller, Eli Soric; Tenor saxophone: Maximilien Leroy; Baritone saxophone: Matthew Levinson; Trumpet: Emma Glascock, Skyler James, Liam LaVertu, Megan Lewis, Luke Rinaldi, Liam Tucker, Shane Walsh; Trombone: Kender Edouazin, Cole Lima, Sebastian Ramirez; Baritone: Benjamin Soric, Yoanny Suarez; Battery: Jack Alba, Jake Amend, Jackson Danseglio, Benjamin Edgar-McNerney, Jasjeet Kaur, Samantha McGloin, Ibukun Olabomi, Sam Soric, Vittorio Vetere; Front ensemble: Sonia Acevedo, Sarah Corwin, Katherine Estrada, Madeline Francis, Lily Froggatt Bale, Vincenza Garofalo, Amalia Heinz, Lauren Holly, Joanna Lee, Abigail Simon, Daniel Simon, Eliza Walther; Color guard: David Chavez, Olivia Conte, Kyla Crowder, Emely Cruz, Dianna Diaz Portillo, Aisy Franciscovich, Molly Heffernan, Celina Lopez, Erline Pharius, Carlos Reyes-Soto, Nathali Ulloa, Anaya Watkins, Linnea Wong

The Blue Devil band is recruiting new members for new year. Huntington UFSD students in grades 7-12 are eligible to join. Send a message to Mr. Stellato at