Middle Country Student Musicians Win “Island Idol” Competition

Middle Country Central School District Students Participate in 13th Annual Middle Country Public Library Music Competition

Four Middle Country Central School District (MCCSD) students recently won a music competition, “Island Idol,” sponsored by the Middle Country Public Library.The event featured performances by 21 talented students from throughout the District. The contest was judged by Middle Country Central School District alumnus Victor LaBozzetta, who is currently a student at Rochester University’s Eastman School of Music, and Middle Country Central School District music teachers Dan Martinez and Steve Normandeau.

Newfield High School (NHS) sophomore Kathleen Flaccomio won best solo vocal/dance performance and NHS senior Katelyn Costa finished in second place. In addition, Dawnwood Middle School (DMS) seventh grade student Grace Miller won for best musician/band performance and DMS eighth grade student Robert Montano finished in second place.

The event was intended to provide students an opportunity to showcase their musical abilities for a live audience, as they prepare to begin the 2016-2017 school year.