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Mamaroneck Student Drumming in the Family Line

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Mamaroneck resident Miles Weinrib comes from a family of musicians.

The sophomore at Mamaroneck High School plays the drums, just like his father and his 23-year-old brother Craig, who is pursuing a music career in New York City.

Weinrib was one of six Mamaroneck High School musicians recently selected to perform at the Westchester County High School Jazz Festival March 16.

"Music is definitely in my family," Miles, 15, said. "My father loved jazz, and continues to love Jazz, and my brother definitely had a huge influence on me."

Once in a while, Miles said, he goes to see his brother, who plays drums for various bands, perform. The Mamaroneck resident sometimes dreams of following in his older brother's footsteps and pursuing a music career after he completes school.

Weinrib has been playing drums since he was a sixth grader, when he began taking private lessons at the Larchmont Music Academy. In addition to his private lessons twice-a-week, he is also part of the Larchmont Music Academy ensemble, and plays with another ensemble group that meets Saturdays at Queens College.

At school, Weinrib plays in the Jazz "A" Band and The Force, a percussion ensemble.  "It's a group of boys and girls that all play drums and percussions," he said. "We work on drum lines, and percussion ensembles within the class. There's many varieties of music that we play during that class period."

Weinrib plans to continue playing the drums in and out of school throughout high school, but isn't deciding his future just yet. "It all depends, after high school you never really know what you do until you get there," he said.

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