Welcome to the Elwood School District Music Department

NAFME All-National Chorus

Alexandra Vallejos, Alto

NAFME All-State Orchestra

Elizabeth Choi, Violin

Elwood musicians selected for All-National, All-State and All-County Ensembles

This year, students at Elwood-John H. Glenn High School have been selected for numerous musical honors, highlighting their talent and dedication to the arts.

NYSCAME All-County

Elizabeth Choi - Orchestra, Violin

Makenzy Chaikin - Women's Choir, Alto

Abiola Familusi - Band, Trumpet

Samuel LaGrego - Mixed Chorus, Tenor

Jason Mueller - Mixed Chorus, Bass

Alexandra Vallejos - Mixed Chorus-Alto

Sean Wilkinson, Band, Percussion

Kira Williams - Mixed Chorus, Soprano

LISFA Scholarship

Congratulations to Elwood Middle School eighth-grader Rithika Narayan, who was recently selected to receive the Long Island String Festival Association Studio Award! She was presented with a $500 scholarship to further her study of the viola.

Rithika was selected based on an essay that she wrote and a recommendation letter from her music teacher Diana Gotzen-Berg. “Rithika is an incredibly dedicated student,” said Ms. Gotzen-Berg. “I could not be prouder of her accomplishments both in music and beyond.”

NYSSMA Major Organization 2017 Assessments.

Congrats to our HS Music Department who participated in the NYSSMA Major Organization 2017 Assessments.

  • Orchestra - Level 6 Silver Award
  • Concert Choir - Level 6 Gold Award
  • 9/10 Band - Level 4 Silver Award
  • 11/12 Band Level 5 Gold Award

Kim Fried, Katherine McPherson, Ivan Andrade, Jordan Bryan and Ilissa Pipia

Eight students from Elwood-John Glenn High School, will pursue a music major or minor next year! Congratulations!

3rd Grade String Students perform for 2nd Grade Instrument Demonstration

EMS Orchestra Students Perform at 2017 Long Island Music Festival

The students performed well and received a score of 97 and a "Superior" rating.

H.S. Band Students selected for 2017 L.I. University Band Festival

JGHS Percussionists selected for All County Percussion Ensemble

String Students Perform at Local Film Festival

The Elwood-John H. Glenn High School Chamber Strings recently participated in a special “Music of Hope” concert in conjunction with the Gold Coast International Film Festival.