Highlights and Events

Wantagh Music Department

HS Bands Perform in Disney and Universal Studios!

wantagh high school band at universal studios

wantagh high school band performs at Disney Springs

wantagh high school band performs workshop at Universal Studios

All three of our high school bands combined forces to create the Wantagh Festival Band for their Disney and Universal Studios trip.  Students performed a concert for a packed house at Disney Springs' amphitheater and also performed in Universal Studios Sound Design Workshop.  They recorded the soundtrack to a scene from Despicable Me in their recording studio, along with a movie producer and professional sound engineering team.  Students also had the opportunity to do all the voice overs and Foley Sound Effects!  Congratulations to our student musicians! 

Band Day 2020

14th annual Wantagh HS Band Day

Over 120 band students district-wide came together to participate in the 14th Annual Wantagh Band Day! Under the direction of Mr. Aviles and Mr. Cockren along with support from the elementary and middle school band directors (Mr. Annunziata, Mr. Brinkman, and Ms. Babcock), our elementary and middle school band students had the unique opportunity to play alongside our high school student musicians in a Disney-themed concert. Thank you to the High School Wind Ensemble, High School Band Council, and our Band Day Co-Chairs Melanie Volz and Elise Page for organizing and hosting such an amazing event for our younger students!

Jazz Ensemble Receives High Praise at Five Towns College Jazz Festival

Jazz Ensemble Group Photo

Congratulations to the Wantagh High School Jazz Ensemble on a spectacular performance at the Five Towns College Jazz Festival! Under the direction of Mr. Dan Aviles, students received high praise from the four adjudicators on their performance. Congratulations Jazz Ensemble!

4th Annual Chorus Day

4th Annual Chorus Day

Sixty of our middle and high school vocal students came together to sing choral music at the 4th Annual Chorus Day on February 8! High school music students from the Choral Ensemble conducted the songs and were leaders during sectional rehearsals. Thank you to Ms. Alessi, Mr. Carlin and Ms. Marinis for organizing such a terrific event for our students!

13th Annual Band Day

13th Annual Band Day

Over 100 band students district-wide came together on January 26th to participate in the 13th Annual Wantagh Band Day! Under the direction of Mr. Aviles and Mr. Cockren along with support from the elementary and middle school band directors (Ms. Giorgio, Mr. Annunziata, Mr. Brinkman, and Ms. Babcock), our elementary and middle school band students had the unique opportunity to play alongside our high school student musicians. Thank you to the High School Wind Ensemble, High School Band Council, and our Band Day Co-Chairs Katie Frazer and Theo Hostetter for organizing and hosting such an amazing event for our younger students!

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 All County Musicians!