Sunday, January 29, 2017

Last week each class of 30 6th graders (all 90 6th graders in general music classes) put on a concert where they played music and instruments of their choice, and showcased instruments that they created from recycled materials. Their audiences included families and other WHEELS students, including 1st and 2nd graders they collaborated with to build instruments. Our school community celebrated our students' musical accomplishments by playing and singing along to "Oye Como Va," "Uptown Funk," and John Legend's "All of Me."

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Six WHEELS students performed with the Middle School Jazz Academy at Jazz at Lincoln Center this weekend! They all improvised solos and played big band and small group arrangements of tunes like "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Now's The Time," "Second Line" and "Work Song."

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Yesterday, thanks to the generosity of Access Orpheus, sixth grade WHEELS music students got to observe Orpheus Chamber Orchestra rehearsing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with violinist Vadim Gluzman! The musicians were very friendly and the students got to ask lots of questions during their break.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

First, second and sixth grade music students have been collaborating to build instruments from recycled materials!