Warm Performances at Winter Concerts

The Birchwood Orchestra played “First Scale March” and “Ode To Joy” that brought the feelings of the holidays full circle.  thumbnail161783
The Birchwood Orchestra played “First Scale March” and “Ode To Joy” that brought the feelings of the holidays full circle.
This 5th grader helped the Birchwood Band warm up before their debut. thumbnail161784
This 5th grader helped the Birchwood Band warm up before their debut.
Birchwood Principal Darth Vader and Assistant Principal Storm Trooper made a special appearance as the 5th grade band played theme music from Star Wars.  thumbnail161785
Birchwood Principal Darth Vader and Assistant Principal Storm Trooper made a special appearance as the 5th grade band played theme music from Star Wars.
 A lively and interactive performance of “Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop” had the 5th grade Chorus, and the audience, singing all the way home.  thumbnail161786
A lively and interactive performance of “Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop” had the 5th grade Chorus, and the audience, singing all the way home.
Maplewood students sang proudly with the help of chorus teacher Ms. Melillo. thumbnail161787
Maplewood students sang proudly with the help of chorus teacher Ms. Melillo.
The stage in Whitman’s PAC was packed with young talented musicians.  thumbnail161788
The stage in Whitman’s PAC was packed with young talented musicians.
Conductor Ms. Weiss guided her orchestra students from Maplewood and Birchwood on both concert nights.  thumbnail161789
Conductor Ms. Weiss guided her orchestra students from Maplewood and Birchwood on both concert nights.

After a very busy holiday season, students at Maplewood and Birchwood had the chance to show off their musical talents they’ve been fine-tuning since the beginning of the school year. Parents and families were treated to two special evenings in which each school took the stage in Whitman’s Performing Arts Center to share holiday songs they’ve been practicing for months. The seats were packed with impressed parents and proud teachers who were happy to see the students’ hard work come to fruition. With another holiday in the books, our intermediate school students helped bring the season to a close in the most delightful way.

Thank you to our music teachers Ms. Sarah Weiss, Dr. Paul Kosak, Ms. Janet Holly, Ms. Melillo, and Ms. Brasch for your commitment in helping our students excel early on within the South Huntington music program.

Maplewood Photo Gallery

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