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Zooming Their Way to Carnegie Hall

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They say the only way to get to Carnegie Hall is “practice.” Students at Hampton Bays Elementary School found that Zoom also works. On Nov. 20, students in grades K-4 had the opportunity to meet the musicians from ConnectFive, a quintet of alumni and fellows from Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect program.

During the event, each member of the wind quintet spoke to the students about their instrument and demonstrated its playing capabilities. In turn, students had the opportunity to ask questions.

“It was fun, educational and inspiring,” said Hampton Bays music teacher Steve Piliero.

These Zoom sessions were the first of many connections between the musicians and the school to come. The quintet is currently creating two concert videos for the students to view in the near future. One will be Sergei Prokofiev’s classic “Peter and the Wolf,” and the other will be a mix of pieces that illustrate storytelling in music.

The program was graciously offered to the school free of charge by Quogue Chamber Music and through a generous grant from the Huntington Arts Council.

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Three Cheers for Our Vets

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Hampton Bays veterans were honored during a first-ever Veterans Day car parade at Hampton Bays Elementary School on Nov. 9.

Donning red, white and blue and waving American flags, the district’s fourth graders lined the school’s traffic circle to cheer on the veterans amid patriotic music.

The celebratory parade culminated a week of learning about the importance of Veterans Day. Throughout the week, the students participated in a mini boot camp with Army veteran Erik Blom, took a walking tour of the community’s veterans memorial, and learned the significance of the poppy by reading “The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans” by Barbara E. Walsh.