South Orangetown Central School District

At the November 1 Board of Education meeting, Board members and Dr. Pritchard celebrated the achievements of Tappan Zee High School’s National Association for Music Education All-National and NYSSMA All-State and Area All-State musicians with TZHS/CLE Music Teachers Bill Hughes and Jonathan Rossi. Attendees were treated to a performance of two selections from “The Sound of Music.”

“Twenty years ago, Jon and I were the only instrumental music teachers at Cottage Lane,” said Mr. Hughes. “We now have 60% of the total CLE student body participating, which speaks to the tremendous community, Board and staff support for students who want to pursue musical endeavors.”

“The mastery that you exhibit when you perform is reflective of your hard work and time, but it also signifies a well-lived life,” Dr. Pritchard told the student musicians. “Thank you for enriching all of our lives with your talents.”

BOE, superintendent and music students stand for posed group photo