“The Moondogs” Win Wheatley’s Got Talent!

This year’s sixth annual “Wheatley’s Got Talent” competition took place on Monday night, the first day of #Showdown2019.

The evening showcased the wonderful talents of our impressive student body. Organized by Wheatley’s Tri-M Music Honor Society and hosted by junior Jacob Kaufman and sophomore Kaileigh Fiorillo, the evening was an entertaining exhibition of the myriad of student talents in our school!

With the assistance of our five Class Advisor judges (Mrs. Stein, Mrs. Meyer (for Mrs. Silverstein), Mr. Paulson and Ms. Clarke), seven performance acts were evaluated, with three finalists performing a second time — with the winner being determined by the audience vote.

The competitors were:

  • Julia Dioguardi and Katherine Bosnack (Vocal duet)
  • Alyssa Belle (Guitar)
  • The Bacon Road Boys: James Dearborn, Adam Fox, Adam Naghavi and Michael Vitucci, “The Bacon Road Boys” (Vocals)
  • Sofia Fuertes (Dance)
  • Bangerzz: Paidraig Brady, Ally Keller, Amanda Kim, Amanda Molstad, Ashley Vicenzo, Kenton Wu, Alia Yamin and Camellia Ye,  (instrumental)
  • Alex Horowitz (Comedy)
  • The Moondogs: Dan Fox, Mahesh Pitchayan, Billy Cafarelli, Max Hochstein and Mike Roudbai (band)

Based on the judge’s decision, the following acts advanced to the second round:

    • Sofia Fuertes
    • Bangerzz
    • The Moondogs

At the end of the evening, The Moondogs were declared the winner of this year’s Wheatley’s Got Talent! Congratulations to Dan, Mahesh, Billy and Max, who earned 25% of the ticket sales for the Class of 2019! Finally, a huge “Thank You” to Angela Luftig and our Tri-M Music Honor Society for organizing this wonderful event!

Wheatley’s Winter Concert (Part 2) Wraps Up the Season in Delight!

Earlier this 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 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! Special recognition must go to Dr. Ho, who conducted tonight’s performances just a few weeks after breaking her kneecap!