The Harborfields High School Music Department was selected as an honoree in the 2021 Long Island Music Hall of Fame's High School Recognition Program.
Every high school on Long Island had the opportunity to submit a video highlighting work created during the 2020-21 school year. Harborfields High School’s Jazz Band submitted a video recording of Benny Carter's "Dream Time," which was also was featured at the district's Black History Month Celebration.
"Mr. Vincent Ambrosio and his Tornado News Team recorded it for us in late January when we were still held to 12-foot spacing between wind players," Jazz Band Director Dan Bilawsky said. "While the circumstances for the recording, and for all of our music programs during this past year, were far from ideal, everybody rose to the occasion and persevered."
Harborfields High School was one of only 12 high schools selected for this recognition.
"I'm proud of the work that the students and teachers did throughout the year," Mr. Bilawsky expressed. "I thank the administration and Board of Education for their support and belief in our programs."