East Meadow board meeting spotlights student musicians


The final East Meadow School District Board of Education meeting for the 2018 calendar year was one of celebration in the W.T. Clarke High School auditorium on Dec. 19.

The evening opened with W.T. Clarke High School Principal Timothy Voels and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card Jr. accepting citations of congratulations from local legislators for the school being named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School this past October. In attendance was District 13 Legislator Thomas McKevitt, District 15 Legislator John Ferretti and Assemblyman John Mikulin. County Executive Laura Curran also sent along a citation of congratulations.

The night continued with the presentation of “Sounds of the Season” by the East Meadow Music Department. Ten musical groups from throughout the district including the Woodland Middle School Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Barnum Woods and McVey Fifth-Grade Select Orchestra, the W.T. Clarke High School Select Chorale, the East Meadow High School Handbell Choir, the W.T. Clarke Flute Ensemble, the Woodland Seventh-Grade String Quartet, the East Meadow REACH Music Students, the Combined Rockefeller Center Tube Ensemble, the W.T. Clarke High School Full Chamber Orchestra and the East Meadow All District A Cappella performed holiday classics such as “Joy to the World,” “O Hanukkah,” “Frosty the Snowman” and many more.

—Brian Stieglitz