Wheatley’s Tri-M Music Honor Society Inducts Ten New Members!

Earlier today, before our first Spring Concerts, Wheatley’s chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society inducted 10 new members!

Congratulations to the newest members:

  • Joyce Chen
  • Kaileigh Fiorillo
  • Jonathan Friedrich
  • Shruti Goyal
  • Andrew Kim
  • Ian Kim
  • Emma Melnikov
  • Krittika Prajapati
  • Hasan Suleman
  • Aaron Zachariah

As part of the induction ceremony, the audience was treated to some wonderful individual and group performances:

  • Shruti Goyal: Star Spangled Banner
  • Layla Jarrahy and Elizabeth Yuen: Double Violin Concerto in D minor
  • Ian Kim (oboe), Joyce Chen (violin), Allison Keller (viola), Camellia Ye (cello): Oboe Quartet in F Major
  • Kaileigh FiorilloNever Enough (from “The Greatest Showman”)
  • Amanda Kim and Camellia YeWith or Without You (cello arrangement)

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

Tri-M’s Big Band Night Brings our Community Together over Food, Music and Dance!

Last night, Wheatley’s cafeteria was transformed into a Big Band swinging playland! Hosted by our Tri-M Music Honor Society, our annual “Puttin’ on the Ritz” evening was a delight for everyone in attendance. Scores of our residents enjoyed an evening of free food, terrific music, energetic dance and wonderful company.

Our Tri-M students provided table service to all in attendance. The food was delicious, the dessert was tasty, and the coffee was as hot as the music. Wheatley’s Stage Band (under the direction of Dr. Peggy Ho) and our Jazz Band (under the direction of Steve Fitzko) provided wonderful music. Vocal accompaniments on some of the songs were provided by Shruti Goyal and Shrey Gulati. All the while, our guests were able to eat, dance and enjoy themselves.

Thank you to our Tri-M faculty advisor, Ms. Angela Luftig, for her assistance in organizing this event!

 

 

“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!

Kajal Kapoor is the Newest Wheatley Idol!

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:

Charlotte Iannone

Julia Dioguardi

Sarah Amselem

Brianna Werny

Jaime Behar

Kajal Kapoor

Krittika Prajapati

Emma Melnikov

Shruti Goyal


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: