Striking a Musical Chord

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Rocky Point High School’s guitar ensemble, under the direction of music teacher Dave Ventura, recently performed at the Long Island Guitar Festival at LIU Post.

The students were one out of five ensembles from around the country that were chosen to perform. Their program included a well-executed set of classical, jazz, blues and rock music.

Ensemble members included Kaileigh Blessing, Jen Bradley, Cassidy LoSasso, Kyle Markland, Lucas Morelli, DeAnna Pitcher, Jade Pinkenburg, Matthew Quinn and Aidan Vu, all of whom did a fantastic job. In addition, Aidan Vu performed with a sixty-piece classical guitar orchestra with students from all over the country. The day concluded with an amazing performance by world-renowned guitarist, Benjamin Verdery.