Wheatley-Orchestra Long Island Joint Concert a Celebration of Music!

On Wednesday evening, Wheatley students and East Williston music faculty partnered with the professional musicians from the Orchestra Long Island (formerly the Long Island Symphony) to present a lovely evening of music and entertainment. As part of this program, the professional musicians provided several group tutoring sessions to students who were participating in this joint concert, leading into a full rehearsal the afternoon of the concert. It is an inspirational evening for all involved!

A wonderful evening such as this takes place through the support of our Board of Education, Nassau BOCES and the Orchestra Long Island. A special “Thank You” to our very own Angela Luftig for her coordination of this event!

Thank you to Island Photography for the wonderful photos!

Wheatley’s Winter Concert (Part 2) Celebrates the Season!

On Tuesday evening, our Winter Concert (Part 2) featured delightful performances from the following performance groups: Stage Band (directed by Peggy Ho), Jazz Band (directed by Steve Fitzko), Intermediate Chorus (directed by Angela Luftig and accompanied by Rick Wilson), Intermediate/Concert Band (directed by Peggy Ho and Stan Orlovsky) and our Symphonic Band (directed by Peggy Ho).

We are grateful for the dedication of our music teachers, Angela Luftig, Peggy Ho and Stan Orlovsky — as well as our “adjunct” music teachers, Rick Wilson and Steve Fitzko!

On a Cold Winter Night, Wheatley’s Winter Concert (Part 1) Warms the Soul!

Earlier this evening, the first of our two Winter Concerts took place in the Wheatley Auditorium. The concert program included the following groups:

  • Intermediate Orchestra (Angela Luftig, Director)
  • Concert Orchestra (Stan Orlovsky, Director)
  • Chorale (Angela Luftig, Director; Rick Wilson, accompanist)
  • Honors String Ensemble (Angela Luftig, Director)
  • Symphonic Orchestra (Stan Orlovsky, Director)

We are thankful for the wonderful work of our faculty, the incredible efforts of our students and the terrific support of our community!