Band classes are starting the year strong!
And today we had our first group music lessons with the Manhattan School of Music Outreach Program!
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Thank you to cellist Sofia Nowik, soprano Julia Lamon, and Michael Lamon from The Apollo Fund for performing for WHEELS third grade music students on Friday! They presented beautiful new songs about Greek goddesses to the third graders. And the third graders got to perform one of their recorder songs, "Who Has Seen The Wind," with cello accompaniment!
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Thank you to Christian Scott for visiting WHEELS on Friday and jamming with our 6th grade general music students and 6th-12th grade band students! And thank you to Harlem Stage for bringing us together. It was amazing to hear Mr. Scott's inspiring music and wise words about hard work and self expression.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
Band students performed at the WHEELS 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony last Tuesday. Congratulations to all of our 8th graders that are moving up to high school, and congratulations to all of our 6th and 7th grade band students that started playing their instruments for the first time last September, and are already putting on exciting performances!
Monday, June 26, 2017
Yesterday WHEELS band students received an enthusiastic reception when they performed at the Institute Opening Ceremony for Teach For America New York. The keynote speaker was former US Secretary of Education John King, who had a powerful message about the importance of teachers. Many WHEELS teachers are TFA alumni.