After Sandy, Herricks High School Sponsors "Herricks Idol" to Benefit Long Beach Music Program

Schools and Libraries

February 25, 2013

After seeing the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy, the Herricks High School music department reached out to Long Beach Middle School, a neighbor school on the south shore of Long Island, to help the Long Beach School District music department replace instruments ruined by flooding. To raise money for this worthy cause, Herricks High School students hosted a “Herricks Idol” contest. The show was a complete sellout, with the proceeds, totaling $2,500, going to Long Beach’s music department. Long Beach music teachers Dave Lobenstein and Doug Renoud were invited to judge the contest.


In addition, Herricks High School Music Department, Tri-M Music Honor Society and Herricks Music Boosters organized a community instrument drive, collecting over a dozen instruments and other music supplies for donation to Long Beach Schools.


“We extend our thanks to Anissa Arnold, director of music and performing arts of the Herricks School District, who helped organize this wonderful event to help with our recovery efforts,” said Dr. Dale Johanson, the Long Beach School District director of comprehensive arts. “We are also very grateful to the Herricks Tri-M Music Honor Society and the Herricks Community for their efforts to help us replace so many lost instruments.”