Friday, December 20, 2013

Thank you to Laura Frautschi, violinist and Artistic Director with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, for teaching WHEELS music students about how Orpheus rehearses and performs. She answered many questions about music and the life of a professional musician, and played a beautiful and moving version of "Meditation" from the opera, Thais.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Last night two of our current high school students performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra, directed by Vincent Gardner, at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola with special guests Shareef Clayton and Warren Wolf.

Some of our middle school students are part of the Middle School Jazz Academy at Jazz at Lincoln Center. At a recent Saturday morning class they got to meet Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis.

We are very proud of our students and grateful to Jazz at Lincoln Center for giving our students such amazing opportunities.

We are very proud of our seniors for applying to college! We celebrated last Friday with our third annual College March. WHEELS band students performed new arrangements of "El Cuarto De Tula," "Son De La Loma," and "Oye Como Va" at the event. Watch the video on WHEELS TV.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Thank you to the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation for a generous donation of instruments to the WHEELS music program! These instruments will help us give our hardworking students the high quality music education they deserve.
WHEELS music students have been busy with performances and auditions. Last week, WHEELS music students provided music for our first annual WHEELS Spelling Bee. This week, WHEELS music students will perform at our third annual College Application March. Speaking of college, we are very proud of one of our percussion students for auditioning at Berklee College of Music last Saturday!