Chorus and Select Chorus

Mrs. Crocco honored the following students with various awards and recognitions:

St. Cecelia is the patron saint of musicians. This award is for a young woman who has contributed with a generous spirit to the music ministry program for our school. 
Sarah vonEgypt

Rising Star - These students belong on the stage.  They bring enthusiasm and energy to every performance.  Their love for their craft is contagious. 
Grace Jentsch, Sophia LaCorte, and Mason Sala

Esprit de Corps – A common spirit existing in members of a group inspiring enthusiasm, devotion and strong regard for the honor of the group. 
Mei Rao and Amanda Romero

Fred Warring Directors Award – These students are conscientious team players who are service-oriented, hard-working and take direction well – students such as these are a tremendous asset to our choir and are always on hand to help with whatever needs to be done during and after school hours. 
Lin Rao and Grace Ringwood

National H.S. Choral Award - Recognizes the dedication and musical achievement of the top male and/or female choral students in our school and their commitment and dedication to excellence in choral studies.  They exhibit a true love of music and are always eager to share that love with their peers and their audience. 
Kevin Alcoforado and Sarah vonEgypt

Concert Band & Wind Ensemble

Directed by Mr. Bellino, these students showcased their talents playing musical pieces that they have worked on throughout the school year, several for competitions and some chosen by senior members of these groups.  An impressive evening capped off with Mr. Bellino saluting each of his graduating senior students, giving us great insight into their talents and goals. These six musicians (Katie Cerbino, Sam Gallery, Seamus Gould, Courtney Mattison, Timothy Maguire, Tyler Ruffino, ) will most certainly be missed!

Congratulations to Catherine Cerbino, who is the recipient of the John Philip Sousa Award this year.  

The Donald J. Policella Memorial Award – This award began in 2000 and is given to a Lourdes senior majoring and/or minoring in the field of music. It is a monetary award given at graduation to the best-qualified music department candidate. Maryanne and Steven Policella initiated this honor in memory of their father Donald J. Policella, a long time musician and lover of music.  Both Policella children, Lisa ’01 and Stephen ’98 were very involved in the music program at Lourdes. The 2018 Donald J Policella Award was presented to Tyler Ruffino.

Congratulations to all Music students. Well done!