Eighth grader Joseph Marino was awarded the Stefan B. Lichter Memorial Scholarship at the annual Rockville Centre School District Jazz Concert.
Marino plays the alto saxophone in the wind ensemble and the jazz band at South Side Middle School. Currently he is taking the eighth grade music studio class, where he is expanding his knowledge of music theory while composing a variety of short original pieces of music.
The Stefan B. Lichter Memorial Scholarship was set up by Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Lichter in 1993, in memory of their late son, Stefan, who was an avid student musician and played the trombone in South Side’s Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. Students may use their scholarship for lessons, a summer music program or toward purchase of an instrument.
Donations to the Stefan B. Lichter Memorial fund may be mailed to Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Lichter, 8 Muirfield Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570.