Sunday, February 28, 2016

Thanks to About the Swing, saxophonist Lauren Sevian and drummer LaFrae Sci visited WHEELS last Friday to coach band students playing Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo's "Manteca." We're looking forward to more coaching sessions and a concert with these fantastic professional musicians!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Thank you to Manhattan School of Music for the informative, interactive jazz concert they performed for our middle grades last week! They performed music from throughout the history of jazz, including music from West Africa, Cuba, and New Orleans.

6th-8th grade WHEELS band students performed at our middle grades awards ceremony last week. We're very proud of our band students and all the students that received awards!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Last weekend thirteen WHEELS middle and high school students auditioned for Camp MSM, a competitive summer program at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. They learned a lot from the experience and were excellent representatives of WHEELS Music.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Last weekend ten WHEELS middle and high school students performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center with a combo and the Middle School Jazz Academy big band. They played jazz standards like "Take the A Train" and "Come Sunday" with some of the best young jazz musicians in the city!

Also last weekend, thanks to the generosity of Access Orpheus, WHEELS students and families got to see pianist Khatia Buniatishvili perform with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall!