Sparking Music Interest at a Young Age

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The W.T. Clarke High School and Middle School music department welcomed guests for the first East Meadow Children’s Concert on April 7. 

The concert was geared towards kindergarten through second grade students and featured the story “The Little Engine That Could.” Members of the high school chorale, wind ensemble, and chamber orchestra portrayed characters while showcasing some of W.T. Clarke’s premier musical groups while also teaching about certain instruments.

The W.T. Clarke Middle School Junior Tri-M Music Honor Society members led an “instrument petting zoo” where concert goers were able to visit the brass, woodwind, percussion and string stations. Students demonstrated and explained how to play the instruments as younger attendees had opportunities to push down the keys and valves in addition to playing some of the string and percussion instruments.

“We hope that the community continues to be patrons of the arts, appreciators of music and that our children will be involved in our music program as they continue through elementary, middle and high school,” said Director of Music and Art, Dr. Christopher Hale.