Assemblyman Raia Honors Suffolk’s Finest Young Musicians

March 23, 2005

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,C,I,WF-East Northport) honored high school musicians from the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County Instrumental Jazz Ensemble during the group’s recent performance in Albany. Above, from the left, are Paul Infante, SCMEA president-elect; Assemblyman Raia; Danny Hakim, guitarist, and Mike Cordone, first trumpet, from Deer Park High School; Brian Biederman, second trumpet, Half Hollow Hills High School East; SCMEA President Angela DeLuca; Frank Hansen and Ronald Fox, SCMEA All-County Instrumental Jazz Ensemble co-chairs. Assemblyman Raia presented an Assembly Certificate of Merit to each student in the photo as well as Chaas Huggins, alternate trumpet, and Patrick Murphy, alternate trombone, both of West Islip High School, and Jeff Spiegel, alternate guitar, Half Hollow Hills High School West.