Amityville Memorial High School students honor music teacher Chris LaMarca with a benefit concert to raise money for his son's college fund.
Morgan King, 23, who graduated from Amityville Memorial
Morgan King, 23, who graduated from Amityville Memorial High School in 2007, danced to "I Was There" by Beyoncé during a benefit concert at Amityville Memorial High School to pay tribute to Chris LaMarca, a music teacher at the high school who died on Nov. 27. (Jan. 4, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)
On the left, junior Jasmine Jacobs, 16, and
On the left, junior Jasmine Jacobs, 16, and senior Simone Smith, 17, sang "Footprints In the Sand" by Leona Lewis during a benefit concert at Amityville Memorial High School in honor of Chris LaMarca, a music teacher at the school who died on Nov. 27. (Jan. 4, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)
Michelle LaMarca, 43, of West Babylon, and her
Michelle LaMarca, 43, of West Babylon, and her son Miles, 13, listened to music during the benefit concert at Amityville Memorial High School, which honored her husband, Chris LaMarca, a music teacher at the high school who died on Nov. 27. (Jan. 4, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)

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Anthony Abate, 16, plays the acoustic guitar alongside
Anthony Abate, 16, plays the acoustic guitar alongside his father, Anthony Abate, 42, during a benefit concert at Amityville Memorial High School to pay tribute to Chris LaMarca, a music teacher at the high school who died on Nov. 27. (Jan. 4, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)
Kevin Dineen, 36, of Stony Brook, plays the
Kevin Dineen, 36, of Stony Brook, plays the drums during a benefit concert at Amityville Memorial High School to pay tribute to Chris LaMarca, a music teacher at the high school who died on Nov. 27. (Jan. 4, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)
Senior Jessica Vasquez, 17, sings
Senior Jessica Vasquez, 17, sings "Someone's Watching Over Me" by Hilary Duff at a benefit concert at Amityville Memorial High School to pay tribute to Chris LaMarca, a music teacher at the high school who died on Nov. 27. (Jan. 4, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)
During a benefit concert at his high school,
During a benefit concert at his high school, Anthony Abate, 16, plays the saxophone alongside his family to pay tribute to Chris LaMarca, a music teacher at Amityville Memorial High School who died on Nov. 27. (Jan. 4, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)
Amityville Memorial High School hosts a concert honoring
Amityville Memorial High School hosts a concert honoring popular music teacher Chris LaMarca, who died of a heart attack shortly after Thanksgiving. Proceeds from the concert are to be donated to a scholarship fund for LaMarca's son. (Jan. 4, 2013)

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The wildly popular educator and accomplished jazz musician,
The wildly popular educator and accomplished jazz musician, Chris LaMarca, a graduate of Amityville Memorial High School himself, died. He was 57. (Credit: Handout)