UPDATE as of Friday, December 8, 2017: Thanks to the efforts of the William Floyd school community, the talented William Floyd Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Band is one of the winners of the News 12 “Sounds of the Season” contest and will have their skills showcased island-wide! News 12 will visit William Floyd Middle School the week of December 18 to record the band perform two or three songs, which will then be showcased on the networking during the week leading up to Christmas!
UPDATE: Thanks to your efforts, the William Floyd Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Band has made it to the Top 12 in the “Sounds of the Season” contest sponsored by News 12! Voting runs through Friday, December 8, and five votes are allowed per hour, per device, per browser! With your help, they can have their musical talents featured on the program! Voting is easier this time! Click here to get your votes in!
The William Floyd Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Band has been entered into the News 12 “Sounds of the Season” contest for an opportunity to be among a select group of talented Long Island musicians who will be featured in a News 12 “Sounds of the Season” special performance this holiday season.
The WFMS 7th and 8th Grade Band, under the direction of Dawn Conefry, is working on an arrangement of “The Polar Express” for their winter concert on Wednesday, December 13 at 7 pm at William Floyd High School, which will be the featured number if they are ultimately selected to participate in “Sounds of the Season.”
“This is such a dedicated group of musicians,” said Mrs. Conefry. “They are excited for the potential opportunity to perform for such a large audience.”
To reach the next round, the WFMS 7th and 8th Grade Band needs your help! Follow this link to the News 12 website to nominate them – you can vote multiple times – and the top 12 will advance to a final round of voting.
Please enter the information as listed below in the form and enjoy the video clip below of them rehearsing!
Nominee Name: WFMS 7th and 8th Grade Band
Location: William Floyd Middle School, Moriches, NY
Talent: WFMS 7th and 8th Grade Band
The William Floyd Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Band performs “The Polar Express,” written by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri; and arranged by Johnnie Vinson.