On December 3, 2022, the FMDG Music School and the NYPD Band presented a free public concert at the NYPD Candidate Assessment Center Auditorium. The concert started with an arrangement of the Star-Spangled Banner sung by Iolanta Mamatkazina, Maya Graves, and Vinnie Wang. The CMPYP Instrumental Ensemble and the adult Latin Ensemble then followed with latin and rock arrangements. Two student soloists, Mathew Vargas on drum set and Debbie Deyo-Howe on piano and voice, also performed and they were accompanied by the NYPD Band members. After an energetic set of Motown covers by the NYPD Band the CMPYP Instrumental Ensemble rejoined the stage to perform a combined rendition of “With a Little Help From My Friends” by the Beatles.
To watch the original livestream video of the concert please visit NYPD Youtube Channel.
Image description: A concert flyer featuring the NYPD and FMDG Music School logos, event information in white text, set against a blue background with the silhouette of a tenor saxophone