Serenading Spectators

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Under the stage lights, hundreds of East Meadow School District student-musicians gave a captivating performance for family, friends, faculty and administration during the annual district music festival at LIU Post’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.
    
Woodland Middle School’s Vocal Jazz Choir opened the ceremony with a world-renowned performance incorporating vocal beat boxing, hand motions and modern day musical elements under the direction of Jonathan Ross.
    
Next, the District High School Chamber Orchestra, consisting of musicians from East Meadow High School and W. T. Clarke High School, and the District Middle School Chamber Orchestra, including students from Woodland Middle School and W. T. Clarke Middle School, serenaded the audience under the direction of guest conductor Reuben Blundell. Currently in his second year, Dr. Blundell serves as Music Director of the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra in Philadelphia and as Principal Conductor of the Riverside Orchestra on New York’s Upper West Side.
    
Including orchestra students from each elementary school, the District Elementary String Orchestra delighted the crowd with their musical performance under the guidance of conductor Eileen Murphy. Ms. Murphy is a proficient conductor, violinist and music educator, who has taught all levels of strings in the Manhasset Public Schools for 35 years.   
    
Closing the program, the three orchestras gathered on stage for one final musical piece. Under the direction of Bowling Green and Meadowbrook Elementary School orchestra teacher Kristen Bean, the musical troupe gave an outstanding performance, receiving a standing ovation from spectators.
    
The district commends these musically talented individuals for their hard work, diligence and collaboration.