Friday, May 22, 2015

This afternoon WHEELS music students performed at the TAC-D Summer Institute at the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools at NYU.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Yesterday some of our middle and high school students rehearsed with the Crane Latin Ensemble from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. We are very fortunate to have such talented college musicians visit our school to play and inspire our students with such enthusiasm. Among the tunes we played yesterday were "Llego La Banda," "Afro Blue," "La Murga," "Ran Kan Kan" and "Uptown Funk."

Additionally, one of our middle school students performed viola with members of the New York Philharmonic in the Harmony Program All Stars at Lincoln Center.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WHEELS middle school band students and members of the National Junior Honor Society visited Isabella Geriatric Center on Monday afternoon. The band entertained an enthusiastic audience with jazz and Latin standards, and visited with residents after the performance.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Yesterday eleven WHEELS music students performed with the Middle School Jazz Academy and Youth Orchestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center. They were featured alongside professionals like trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, and put on two incredible concerts including original music and jazz by composers like Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Charles Mingus.