Spring Concert (Part 2) Wraps up the Musical Season!

The second of our two spring concerts was held on Tuesday, 11 June in the Wheatley Auditorium. The evening featured our Stage Band (under the direction of Peggy Ho), our Jazz Band (under the direction of Steve Fitzko), our Intermediate Chorus (under the direction of Angela Luftig with Rick Wilson as accompanist), our Intermediate/Concert Band (under the direction of Peggy Ho and Stan Orlovsky) and our Symphonic Band (under the direction of Peggy Ho).

The concert featured scores of student performers, with 10 of them being members of the Class of 2019. 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:

  • Dina Aldad
  • William Cafarelli
  • Antony Deluxe
  • Andrew Gullotta
  • Mahesh Pitchayan
  • Madeline Rick
  • Michael Roudbai
  • Brooke Schwartz
  • Samantha Williams
  • Mara Zuckerman

 

Wheatley’s Spring Concert (Part 1) is Music to the Ear!

The first of our two spring concerts was held earlier this evening (Tuesday, 4 June) 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 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 20 of them being members of the Class of 2019. 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:

  • Sarah Amselem
  • Matthew Barbey
  • William Cafarelli
  • Brooke Christman
  • Julia Dioguardi
  • Evan Eberlein
  • Tiffany Jiao
  • Amanda Kim
  • Kristen Leong
  • Michelle Porter
  • John Scudero
  • Manan Shukla
  • Angela Signorile
  • Joanna Signorile
  • Danielle Smichok
  • Michelle Smichok
  • Chloe Yadegar
  • Camellia Ye
  • Brandon Zhu

A special part of the concert was the debut of John Scudero’s original piece, The Four Semesters, performed by our Symphonic Orchestra!

Our East Williston School District Fine and Performing Arts Festival Inspires All Who Attend!

On Tuesday 30 April, Wheatley hosted the district’s inaugural Fine and Performing Arts Festival. Through the incredible work of our art and music teachers (with lots of support from our custodial staff!), Wheatley was transformed into a multi-room exhibit gallery highlighting the talents of our student-artists and student-musicians from all three schools.

This event proved to be one of the most well-attended events our district has ever held! Throughout the evening, there were audible gasps from parents and faculty members as they walked about and reviewed the incredible work on display.

An evening like this happens through the dedication and efforts of so many professionals throughout the district. Thank you to:

  • Steve Fitzko
  • Nicole Girgenti
  • Denise Giuliano
  • Melinda Gomez
  • Colette Hardy
  • Peggy Ho
  • Scott Hoefling
  • Angeliki Kyrou
  • Ed Lattari
  • Angela Luftig
  • Rachel MacCleod
  • Julia Maloney
  • Stan Orlovsky
  • Caroline Salm

Thanks also to Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Personnel, Dr. Danielle Gately and Wheatley’s Assistant Principal, Dr. Karen Klapper for coordinating the event.

[Thanks to our friends at Island Photography for some of the photos!]