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Welcome to the Connetquot Fine Arts and Music Education Department
Vincent Malafronte, Director









Connetquot Showcases Its Talent and Creativity

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Connetquot High School was abuzz with energy, creativity and talent during this month’s annual Showcase of the Arts. Parents, students and members of the community perused hundreds of pieces of elementary and secondary-level artwork, and attended multiple concerts, performances and presentations in the auditorium.

Director of Fine Arts and Music Vincent Malafronte thanked the community for attending the event and the faculty for sponsoring such fine workmanship. “Because of the support from families and the community, we are able to provide opportunities for our students to show their creativity and to shine,” Mr. Malafronte said.

The musical schedule included the Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School String Ensemble and the All-District recorder, orchestra, band and chorus groups. There were also presentations by the Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School, Ronkonkoma Middle School and Connetquot High School kickline, as well as a presentation by the high school’s color guard. Elementary school-level student musicians also showcased their talents in the districtwide recorder, orchestra, band and chorus ensembles.

Date Added: 4/25/2022

Connetquot Art Students Earn Honors At BAFFA

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The Connetquot Central School District Department of Fine Arts and Music Education is pleased to announce that three Connetquot High School students were winners in the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts annual high school art show, held at the Gillette House in Sayville on April 3. Daniela Hernandez’s ceramic sculpture “Wonda” took second place in the ceramic sculpture category, while Melissa Giordano’s “Lion Head” received an honorable mention in the same category. In the print-making category, Thomas Buzzitta’s art piece “Night and Day” was awarded third place.

The BAFFA competition is held annually and showcases the artwork of 11 high schools. Each school is allowed to submit 9-10 pieces each of various media, which is judicated by the Bell Street Artists, an organization of professional artists. Categories include watercolor, photography, ceramic sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, computer graphics and more.

Connetquot High School art teachers Vincent Osmers and John Hargrave prepared and sent students to the exhibit.

The district congratulates the following students for being selected to present their artwork at BAFFA:

Thomas Buzzitta – printmaking – “Night and Day”
Noel Cutinella – ceramic sculpture – “Greg the Alien”
Jessenia DeAbreu – ceramic sculpture – “Fazbear”
Ocean Giglio – computer graphics – “PEACE”
Melissa Giordano – ceramic sculpture – “Lion Head”
Daniela Hernandez – ceramic sculpture – “Wonda”
Isabella Hernandez – ceramic Sculpture – “Midnight Betty”
Kyra Noone – printmaking – “and the universe said I love you because you are love”
Camila Rivera – computer graphics – “LOVE”

Date Added: 4/21/2022