More than 60 fifth-to-seventh graders from Willets Road’s Wind Ensemble performed at their annual holiday concert in the Hay Barn at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay on Wednesday, December 10, at noon.The ensemble played nine holiday tunes, “Jingle Bells,” “Up on the Housetop,” “The Hanukkah Song,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Jingle-Bell Rock,” “Ding Dong Merrily on High,” “A Shaker Hymn,” “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” and “Minka” to thrilled family and friends.
The guests enjoyed breathtaking views of plants and gardens on their walk through the main greenhouse to and from the concert at the historic state park, and were treated to an afternoon of uplifting songs from this talented group.
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“I am grateful to work with such fine musicians and am very proud of all of these students for their dedication and commitment to making music at such a high level,” said Scott Hoefling, the conductor. “It is a pleasure to work in a school community that supports the arts as East Williston does, and I look forward to our upcoming sixth and seventh grade school concert on February 5 at 7 pm,” the Willets Road music teacher continued. “I’d like to give special thanks to all of the staff at Planting Fields.”
Watch highlights from the concert at www.ewsdonline.org/WRS/Class/228-Mr-Hoefling/3860-Untitled.html.