Holiday Tubas at Rockefeller Center

Holiday Tubas at Rockefeller Center photo
Holiday Tubas at Rockefeller Center photo 2
Holiday Tubas at Rockefeller Center photo 3
Holiday Tubas at Rockefeller Center photo 4
Holiday Tubas at Rockefeller Center photo 5
Student musicians from the East Meadow School District were among the hundreds of tuba players from across the country to perform in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree on December 9, for the 45th annual Tuba Christmas program.

The district held the largest representation of students and teachers at the program with a total of 52 participants from W.T. Clarke Middle and High schools and East Meadow High School.
 
The musicians were conducted by Chris Wilhjelm, conductor of the famous Goldman band. The first Tuba Christmas was presented in 1974 and was created by Harvey Phillips as a way to honor his teacher William J. Bell. The tradition has been established in more than 200 cities around the world.

“I’m incredibly blessed to work with the students and staff in East Meadow,” said District Director of Music and Art, Dr. Christopher Hale. “Due to the hard work and dedication of our music faculty, so many students were able to have this experience!”