Monsignor Farrell High School
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|Monsignor Farrell High School|
|2900 Amboy Road
New York, 10306
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Area trustee||Msgr. Thomas Bergin|
|Dean||Mr. Robert Besignano|
|Director||Mr. Andrew Frank Monteleone|
|Principal||Msgr. Edmund Whalen|
|Asst. Principal||Mr. Lawrence Musanti|
|Chief custodian||Mr. Joseph Holt|
|Faculty||Diocesan Priests, Christian Brothers, Sisters of Charity, Lay Educators|
|Average class size||25|
|Color(s)||Maroon and Gold|
|Team name||The Lions|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Affiliation||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York (former)|
Monsignor Farrell High School is a Catholic secondary school located in the Oakwood section of Staten Island, New York. Opened in 1961, the school was named in honor of Monsignor Joseph Farrell, a prominent Catholic priest, as well as a religious, political and community leader on Staten Island.
The school motto of Vir Fidelis, translated from Latin, means "faithful man".
Msgr. Farrell H.S. Marching Band
The school's marching band received 8th Place at the 2008 United States Scholastic Band Association National Championships, competing as a Group II band at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on November 7, 2008. The band's 2010 show entitled "A Celtic Suite" won the band the New York State Championship. They received 3rd place at the National Championships, hosted at the Naval Academy. The band took home the "Espirt de Corp" award for the band which exemplifies the marine characteristics of professionalism and quality. In 2011, the band won first place at the USSBA National Championships for Group 1 open completing their 2011 competitive season completely undefeated. In 2011 the Farrell Marching Band won the USSBA National Championship also taking the caption awards for Best Music Best Overall Effect and Best Percussion. The 2011 show was entitled "A Celtic Fantasy" with music based on famous Celtic scores including Pomp and Circumstance as well the Irish folk song Danny Boy.
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- MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-27.
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