The Eastchester 5K was a huge success with 1000+ runners registered! We are extremely grateful to the Eastchester5K Committee for considering Music Boosters and voting for us to receive a portion of the funds.
Thanks to all who supported the Eastchester5K and Eastchester Music Boosters. Special thanks go to the Tri-M volunteers who helped at the Music Boosters table and to Mr. Mark Dodge and the MS and HS Band members who worked hard to prepare in advance for their fabulous performances at the event. Music is what made this 5K extra special!
MS Concert Band members who played the”Rocky” theme on the race route (led by Ms. Katelyn Odierna):Michael FangRico-ian BantingStephen DeLottoCharlie ReillyYumi Tsukamoto
HS Concert Band members who performed at town hall (led by Mr. Mark Dodge):James PolettiJonathan LimekillerSkylar ReillyNoah FredrickTyler NardiBrian SmythChris TyrrellHunter WestMadeline LoBonoDavid EwingGlenn PillaCatherine DelanoRuri KawabataRei YoshinoManami TsukamotoMr. Don Olsen sat in – thank you!
Tri-M VolunteersKureha MasudaJunko AbeHiroko AbeOlivia DamascoAlex SiegelAshley TangSamantha Dell’ImperioMelina FotiadisChris TyrrellSophia OttavianoJesse Lama
Special thanks also to Lisa, Rob and Amy Cartolano and Mrs. Katherine Ness and her daughter for helping out at our booth…and Mr. Don Olsen for his support at the event – your presence was truly appreciated! We would also like to give a personal thank-you to our new MS/HS Orchestra Director, Katelyn Odierna, for supporting us at the event and working closely with the MS Band members who performed along the race route!
A big thank you also to EHS student Olivia Damasco for her beautiful rendition of our National Anthem before the race. Wonderful job, Olivia!
Finally, special thanks to Dr. Walter Moran, our beloved Superintendent for his ever-present support for all things benefiting the children of the Eastchester School District – shown once again by his presence at the 5K and the delivery of the keynote speech.
If you were unable to attend, our booth was teaming with activity and the children enjoyed our inflatable saxophone, guitar and microphone giveaways.
Our raffle winners were:
Haircut and Balayage Highlights at Hernan Prada, Scarsdale, Value: $310 – WINNER: Suzette Games
60 Minute Pure Bliss Facial at Branches of Beauty, Scarsdale, Value: $125 – WINNER: Steve Ryba
Two FREE Music Lessons at Crestwood Music Education Center, Value: $103 – 2 WINNERS: Sophia Ottaviano (EHS Vocalist) and Naomi Dube (Greenvale Violinist)
Dunkin’ Donuts $25 Gift Certificate – 2 Winners: Both students, names not recorded (our apologies!)
After the race awards were handed out and raffle prize winners announced, the Eastchester5K Committee presented us with a ceremonial check for $10,000. We will be notified of the actual amount shortly. All funds received will be used to fulfill as many of the music faculty’s wish list as possible.
JOIN US – Please join us at our 1st Music Boosters meeting of the year (Thursday, October 6, 7:30pm in the MS/HS Band Room) to learn more about what the funds will be used for. We will also be discussing the creation of an Eastchester Music Boosters scholarship, our next Careers in the Arts Event and the possibility of developing a used instrument program in our area.