UPDATE as of Friday, December 7, 2018: Thanks to the efforts of the William Floyd school community, the talented Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School Fifth 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 Nathaniel Woodhull during the week of December 10 to record the band perform, which will then be showcased on the network and online leading up to Christmas! Congratulations to the students and Ms. Kitzis! We can’t wait to see the performance!
The Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School Fifth Grade Band under the direction of Sharon Kitzis has been selected as one of the top 12 musical performers in the annual News 12 Long Island “Sounds of the Season” competition! The competition has moved into the voting round with only the top five vote-getters having the opportunity to be featured in a special holiday performance both on television and online beginning the week of December 17. Voting runs through Friday – please click here to vote (please note that just five votes per 24-hour period per network IP address are allowed).
If selected among the top five, the band will perform “The Dance of the Reed Flutes” by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Michael Story, from “The Nutcracker Suite.” They will also perform this at the Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School Winter Concert & Art Show on December 10.
“This ensemble is made up of a group of very enthusiastic young musicians, and they are so excited about the chance to perform on television,” said Ms. Kitzis. They love to play their instruments, and are eager to see the results of the voting. The band and I would be honored to represent Nathaniel Woodhull and William Floyd’s music department for all of Long Island to see!”
Keep on voting through Friday, December 7 at this link!