Silas Wood Clarinetist Wins Scholarship
Nellie Klein, a Silas Wood sixth-grade student who plays B-flat clarinet, has been chosen by the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association (SCMEA) to receive the SCMEA-Usdan Scholarship, which will entitle her to participate in Usdan or a music program of her choice this summer. The Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts is the nation’s preeminent not-for-profit summer arts day camp in Long Island. Nellie will formally receive the award at the SCMEA Division I West All-County concert at Northport High School on Sunday, March 11, at 1:00 PM. Congratulations go out to Nellie and to her current band teacher, Mr. Stanton at Silas Wood, and her first band teacher, Ms. Holly from Birchwood, who laid the foundation for her success!
Photo: Clockwise from left: South Huntington School District Supervisor of Music, Arts, and Adult Education, Mr. Vincent D’Ulisse,, Silas Wood music teacher Mr. Ron Stanton, Principal Ms.Roberta Lewis, and Nellie Klein.
Story by Steve Bartholomew