Long Island String Quartet

Request Info
The WISE Guys
Hear Our Music
Plan Your Event
Fire Island Lighthouse
Contact Us
About WISE
Musicians Wanted
Holiday Repertoire
WISE In The Press
Wedding Vendors
Wedding Apparel



Here are some links to articles in the News on the "West Islip String Ensemble"....

Please Scroll to End of Page for More....Thank You!


The Babylon Beacon April 18 2007

The Babylon Beacon October 2005

Pictured Below The South Bay's Neighbor News July 27, 2005 Issue on WISE


Babylon Beacon
Babylon Village, West Babylon, North Babylon, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, West Islip and Long Island, New York


Babylon, NY


For local news delivered via email enter address here:
Front Page
Events & Bulletin
Police News
Contact Us
Classified Order
Community Profiles
Community Directories
Local Links

Copyright ©
2000 - 2006
ACJ Publishing Co.
All Rights Reserved
E-mail Us


Newspaper web site content management software and services

Add to My Yahoo!
Events & Bulletin October 13, 2005 

Crowds come out for West Islip Country Fair

A sunny day brought out the crowds for the annual West Islip Country Fair with lots of craft vendors and plenty of good food.

Staff members from the West Islip Public Library were lending a hand selling books, toys and compact discs. Half of the money raised from the book sale was donated to the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, which raised six hundred dollars, according to Library Director Andrew Hamm. The compact discs were obtained as a result of a settlement from a class action lawsuit against the recording industry Hamm said. The money raised from the compact discs sale will go back towards purchasing more compact discs for the library, according to Hamm.

The sounds of Dan Fogelberg, The Moody Blues and Bach were from the West Islip String Ensemble which has been together since June 2004, according to Ed Lambese one of the group members. Sam Silverfarb, Rikki Di Leo, Charlene Faro and Anita Bravin were performing as well.

Lambese notes, "itís hard to find an audience (for classical music) because the kids want to hear popular music". However, Symphony President Nancy Donohue says hopefully "if we touch one student (through our performances) then weíve accomplished our mission".

The Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1979 inspired by Axel Norden, who was the Chairman of Music and Performing Arts for West Islip Schools. Murry Kahn now conducts the orchestra after several years as guest conductor.

A group of former racing greyhounds were up for adoption at the Long Island Grey Hound Transfer booth. The group was founded ten years ago after Julia Ferrara and her neighbors watched a National Geographic special about the dogís plight and decided to do something about it. Over nine hundred dogs have been rescued during the groupís tenure.

The current group of hounds up for adoption were rescued from the Seabright Race Track in New Hampshire according to Pat Barney. She says that "(the dogs) are not used to anything but racing. They donít even know what they look like in the mirror". In fact Barney says that up to twenty-two hours of a racing grey houndsí day is spent on the track.

Among the seventeen breeds of grey hounds up for adoption include tuxedos, noted for their white patch of fur and Bryndles. Before you can adopt a dog, Barney says that the dogs get a thorough health check from a veterinarian.




Home | Request Info | The WISE Guys | Testimonials | Hear Our Music | Plan Your Event | Fire Island Lighthouse | Contact Us | About WISE | Musicians Wanted | Repertoire | Holiday Repertoire | WISE In The Press | Links | Search | Wedding Vendors | Wedding Apparel | Photography
Hit Counter
 Copyright ©West Islip String Ensemble
For problems or questions regarding this Web site contact
Last updated: 10/04/15.





String Quartets Long Island New York, String Quartet Long Island New York, Beautiful Music At Affordable Prices, Wedding Music Long Island New York, Wedding Ceremony Music Long Island New York, Wedding Musicians Long Island New York, Wedding Violins Long Island New York, Wedding Anniversary Party Music Long Island New York, Holiday Party Music Long Island New York, Corporate Event Party Music Long Island New York, etc.