Tri-M Music Honor Society Inducts New Members!

Earlier today, before the second of our Spring Concerts, Wheatley’s chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society inducted 16 new members!

Congratulations to the newest members:

  • Kavina Amin
  • Kaya Amin
  • Robert Boubour
  • Patrick Brady
  • Aidan Cozzolino
  • Emily Gothelf
  • Jacob Kaufman
  • Eliana Li
  • Karthik Pitchayan
  • John Scudero
  • Vedant Singh
  • Ashley Vincenzo
  • Trenton Wong
  • Alia Yamin
  • Brenda Zhong
  • Sharon Zhong

As part of the induction ceremony, the audience was treated to some wonderful individual and group performances! We even had some alumni return to perform with our Honor String Ensemble!

Thank you to our Tri-M Faculty Advisor, Angela Luftig, for supporting this active student club so ably!

Spring Concert (Part 1) Delights!

The first of our two spring concerts was held earlier this evening (Tuesday, 23 May) in the Wheatley Auditorium. The evening featured our Intermediate Orchestra (under the direction of Angela Luftig), our Concert Orchestra (under the direction of Stan Orlovsky), our Chorale (under the direction of Angela Luftig with Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson as accompanist), our Honors String Ensemble (under the direction of Angela Luftig) and our Symphonic Orchestra (under the direction of Stan Orlovsky).

The concert featured scores of student performers, with 16 of them being members of the Class of 2015. These graduating students have committed countless hours to our music program over the years. We are grateful for their participation and wish them a music-filled life as they graduate from Wheatley!

The graduating seniors include:

  • Ariana Arralde
  • Claire Baker
  • Laura D’Angelo
  • Lianna Golden
  • Sahaj Gulati
  • Rebecca Khorsandi
  • Jane Kim
  • Diana Lee
  • Lauren Levine
  • Allison Levy
  • Antonio Liparoto
  • Elizabeth Nolan
  • Kevin Yi
  • Sara Zulfiqar

Although there were so many wonderful aspects of this concert, I would be remiss if I were to not mention that Pastoral, one of the pieces performed by the Intermediate Orchestra, was composed by our very own 8th Grader, Elizabeth Yuen.

 

Concert on the Green Provides Outdoor Entertainment!

Under the combined efforts of our middle school and high school music teachers, Dr. Peggy Ho (Wheatley) and Mr. Scott Hoefling (Willets Road), the combined Wheatley and Willets Road student musicians provided a delightful Concert on the Green this past Friday evening. under beautiful skies on Tuesday evening.

Thanks to Mrs. Randi Horowitz for providing these wonderful photos of such an enjoyable event!!

Gabriella Wins Excellence in Art Award at the Art in Heart Exhibit!

Last week, 8th grader Gabriella Testani was recognized with an award for Excellence in Art in the Long Island Art Teachers Association 2017 Art in Heart Exhibition.  Gabriella was recognized for her outstanding pen and ink drawing!

Also participating in the contest were ninth grader Theodore Koutsoftas and eleventh grader Eva Suppa.

The exhibit is located at the Westfield Sunrise Mall in Massapequa.  Viewing is still available through April 21 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Sunday, April 23 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Congratulations to Gabriella, and many thanks to her art teacher, Ms. Julia Donovan!

EWSD Senior Citizens Treated to Lunch and a Wonderful Show!

On Saturday afternoon, nearly 100 of our community Senior Citizens enjoyed a wonderful luncheon followed by a special matinee production of Xanadu: The Musical! This annual tradition was organized and supported by the efforts of the following staff:

  • Linda Leff
  • Allison Chanin-Bermudez
  • Joan Anderson
  • Diane Fezza
  • Barbara Klein
  • Karen Love

Additionally, a number of students volunteered their time to serve the community members, including:

  • Rachel Fuzaylov
  • Diana Lee
  • Mary Ma
  • Ethan Moreh
  • Sumu Pitchayan
  • Jessica Poomkudy
  • Jesse Romano
  • Cooper Tanenhaus
  • Alice Ye

During the luncheon, members of the cas spent time intermingling with the attendees.

Thanks to Linda Leff for the photos of this wonderful event!

 

 

Do Not Miss the WTC Presentation of “Xanadu!”

Last night marked opening night of the Wheatley Theatre Company’s presentation of Xanadu: The Musical. For those who might be familiar with the 1980 film, please eliminate any negative thoughts associated with the film, for the theatrical production is an absolute delight!

If you did not see last night’s show, be sure to reserve a seat for the Friday evening performance (7:00 pm), the Saturday afternoon performance (2:00 pm) or the Saturday evening performance (7:00 pm). You can purchase tickets through the following link: Tickets to Xanadu: The Musical

Here are a few photos and video clips of last night’s performance! [Thanks to Mrs. Horowitz for the wonderful photographs!]