Huntington High School's music program is one of the best in the country. (Darin Reed photo.)

Huntington Student Music Leadership Set

Huntington High School's music program is one of the best in the country. (Darin Reed photo.)

October 6, 2020

Huntington High School’s student musicians are all hoping for a sensational year of personal growth and exceptional individual and group performances. Inside the building’s walls are some of the most remarkable young talents on Long Island, if not the state.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a large degree of uncertainty in the typical annual concert schedule, but it hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of any of the exceptional teenagers who comprise the performing groups.

Huntington’s music program is steeped in tradition. It started to take shape in the 1920s and came into much clearer focus in the 1930s, when the Blue Devil band was created by James Cloyd Doty. The 1950s and 1960s saw explosive growth in the program, which steadily gained a nationwide reputation for its comprehensive nature and spectacular musicians and vocalists. A chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society was added in the 1990s.

The current year’s student leadership for the high school’s music groups includes:

Tri-M Music Honor Society: Grace Wildermuth (president), Carrie Kilgour (vice president), Eliana Ng (treasurer), Katherine Eichenberger (secretary) and Lauren Holly (historian).

Blue Devil Marching Band: Jorge Cisneros, Carrie Kilgour and Miles Tierney are the drum majors. Rebecca Hoffmann is the field major.

Huntington High School Orchestra: Ella Siepel (president), Grace Wildermuth (vice president), Gabriel Moskovitch (treasurer), Julie Rogel (secretary), Jazmynn Clark (historian/social media) and Valerie Rogel (librarian).

Huntington High School Choir: Katherine Eichenberger (president), Ashley Genao (vice president), Lauren Holly (treasurer), Sophia Segal (secretary) and David Chavez (historian).

Huntington High School Band: Jorge Cisneros (president), Carrie Kilgour (vice president), Gemma Pellegrini (secretary), Rebecca Hoffmann (treasurer), Tess Stanley (historian), Catherine McCooey (senior band representative) and Lily Froggatt Bale (junior band representative).

Send a message to District Director Eric Reynolds at for more information about Huntington UFSD’s performing arts program and the opportunities available to students.