Concert for a Cure

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The Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter 2817 of East Meadow High School partnered with the American Cancer Society to put an end to cancer by hosting Concert for a Cure on November 22.

Since the beginning of the school year, members of Tri-M have been participating in student-led chamber ensembles before and after school to perfect their concert performance. The honor society’s members honed their musicianship skills as they organized rehearsals, communicated with their peers and cohesively arranged music compositions without the guidance of teachers.

During the concert’s luminaria ceremony, in which candles were lit in memory of those who have lost the battle to cancer, ACS Community Manager Meaghan Neary acknowledged the top three student fundraisers: freshman Leilani Blakeman ($958), senior and Tri-M President Jaden Nogee ($385) and sophomore Julia Cuttone ($255).  

“Our luminaria ceremony is an opportunity to remember those we have lost and also a chance to celebrate their lives,” said Neary. “We want to pay tribute to those we love and all those who have been touched by cancer.”

Following, Jaden read the poem “One Little Candle” by Carol Dunn and asked the audience to observe a moment of silence in memory of those lost to cancer.

The benefit concert was a great success, generating more than $3,500 in donations. The members of Tri-M were honored to unite their passion for music and community service to assist in the battle against cancer that has affected many people in their lives.