The New York State Band Director’s Association held its annual conference from March 7-9 in Liverpool, New York. Wheatley students Paul Kim (Class of 2014) and Arjun Kapoor (Class of 2015) were selected to perform with NYSBDA’s honor band. The students rehearsed with the ensemble for the entire day on Friday and Saturday and performed a concert on Sunday afternoon.
Paul and Arjun were accompanied to the event by William Shelley, who has been serving as the Leave Replacement band teacher during Ms. Ho’s absence. While students were rehearsing, Mr. Shelley was able to attended several symposiums covering many aspects of directing bands and teaching music in general. Mr. Shelley also attended several student concerts throughout the weekend.
The photos below were provided by Mr. Shelley. Congratulations to Paul and Arjun, and a huge “Thank You” to Mr. Shelley for supporting the students!