Sunday, January 21, 2018

Yesterday, overlooking the Women's March at Columbus Circle, seven WHEELS students performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the Middle School Jazz Academy. They played a range of jazz standards including "Work Song," "Blues By Five," "Limbo Jazz" and "Una Mas," and everyone improvised solos!

Thank you again to the great Annette Aguilar for working with WHEELS band students for a second time, focusing on playing a mambo groove!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Thank you to the amazing percussionist, Annette Aguilar, for working on Latin rhythms with our band students! They learned about the importance of listening and hearing rhythmic subdivisions and accents played by percussion instruments like maracas, g├╝iros, bells, bongos and congas.

Sixth grade music students collaborated with second grade music students to build musical instruments from recycled materials like boxes, bottles, cups, cans and rubber bands. Students are learning about how instruments make sound and how they can reuse materials in creative ways to reduce waste!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Thank you to Eli Yamin and Brian Shirley from the Jazz Power Initiative for visiting and singing and dancing with WHEELS 6th graders today!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Congratulations to our seniors who marched in our annual College March last Friday! Band students helped them celebrate with jazz and salsa tunes.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thanks to our friends at Booker T. Washington Middle School for a great jam session yesterday! We played standards like "So What," "Blue Bossa," "Ran Kan Kan" and "Work Song."