NMEA is devastated to hear of the passing of our friend, colleague, confidante and Executive Board member Gina Pellettiere in today’s tragic accident in Orange County, NY. Gina was the highly regarded and adored wind ensemble and marching band director at Farmingdale HS, and an active member of the music education community across our county, region and state. Her warm smile, infectious laugh, incredible story telling ability, passion for life and talent at her craft will be greatly missed by all who knew her personally and professionally. Our sincerest condolences to Gina’s family, friends, students, colleagues, the Farmingdale community, and all those who mourn her passing. Further information will be shared as it becomes available.