Just before the December Recess, Wheatley’s performance groups entertained the audience with a wonderful Winter Concert. Our friends at Island Photography were present to capture the action both on the stage and behind the scenes!
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!
Last night’s Winter Concert (Part 1) was a lovely evening of music and entertainment. Our friends at Island Photography were there to capture some photos!
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!
On Friday, 16 November, our school converged on the auditorium in order to watch the newest iteration of Tri-M’s Wheatley Idol. Our friends at Island Photography were present to capture the action!
On Friday night, the Wheatley auditorium was filled with spectators enjoying the 14th edition of Tri-M’s Wheatley Idol! Hosted by Ashley Vincenzo and Brenda Zhong, the evening featured performances from nine incredibly talented competitors. From these nine initial competitors, four finalists were selected by our “celebrity” judges: Ms. Calvagno, Mr. Gadamowitz and Mr. Orlovsky. These four finalists then performed another song and the winner was selected by audience vote.
This year’s ten competitors were:
From these nine initial competitors, the four finalists selected were: Shruti Goyal, Emma Melnikov, Kajal Kapoor and Brianna Werny! Each of these finalists performed another song for the audience.
Shruti Goyal, Round 2
Brianna Werny, Round 2
Emma Melnikov, Round 2
Kajal Kapoor, Round 2
After these three performances, the audience voted. When the vote count came in, Kajal Kapoor was declared the winner of Wheatley Idol XIV! She performed one more song for the audience:
Thank you to our Tri-M students and our Tri-M Advisor (Angela Luftig) for all of their work putting together this wonderful evening!
Here are some photos from the event: