Fort Salonga Resident Isabella Benrubi Welcomed to Play the National Anthem on the Violin at the Close of the Summer Library Concert Series

Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta welcomes Fort Salonga resident Isabella Benrubi to play the national anthem on the violin.

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Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta with Isabella Benrubi.

Photo by: Office of Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta.

Smithtown, NY - August 26, 2016 - At a Girl Scout event, Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta heard a young scout play the national anthem on the violin and thought it was terrific and decided that it would be a nice addition to have a violinist play the anthem at one of the Dennis Cannataro Summer Concerts at the Smithtown Library. Although the Girl Scout was not available, Legislator Trotta recruited Isabella Benrubi, a student from the Grace Music School, to play the anthem. Isabella lives in Fort Salonga and has been playing the violin since kindergarten. She is an 11th grade student at the Knox School.

At the close of the 2016 concert series, Legislator Trotta thanked Julie Delaney of the Smithtown Library, the Friends of the Smithtown Library, the volunteers and all who attended the concerts. “I really appreciate your supporting our local businesses prior to and after the performances,” said Legislator Trotta.

Legislator Robert Trotta represents the 13th Legislative District, which includes Smithtown, Fort Salonga, Kings Park, San Remo, Nissequogue, Head of the Harbor, and St. James, as well as most of East Northport and parts of Northport and Commack.

Legislator Trotta serves on the Legislature’s Economic Development, Environment, Planning & Agriculture, Health, Public Works, Transportation & Energy, and Ways & Means Committees.