Frank J. Farina Jr. served as the Chairman of the North Allegheny Music Department and Director of Bands, including “The Marching 300,” for 26 years. Frank had a deep passion for teaching, music, and family. He brought the world of music to countless students and showcased their talents with many college bowl game appearances, including the prestigious Rose Bowl and regional awards bands. He also took students abroad to perform concerts to European audiences, showing goodwill to others through music as the Director of the American Youth Symphony. He chaired many musical boards and helped to found local performing groups.
Each year the Farina Foundation is offers one $1000.00 scholarship to this year’s top senior in the musical arts through the NA Foundation. This student must demonstrate a GPA of 3.0 or higher, commitment to continue his/her music education at a four-year college or university, demonstrates previous musical extracurricular activities, and writes an essay expressing his/her passion for music or how music has positively affected his/her life.