After seeing the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy, the Herricks High School music department reached out to Long Beach Middle School, a neighbor on the south shore of Long Island, to help the Long Beach School District music department replace instruments ruined by flooding. To raise money, 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 help judge the contest.
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.