East Meadow Students Perform in 46th Annual ‘Merry TubaChristmas’

East Meadow Students Perform in 46th Annual ‘Merry TubaChristmas’  thumbnail149122
East Meadow Students Perform in 46th Annual ‘Merry TubaChristmas’  thumbnail149123
East Meadow Students Perform in 46th Annual ‘Merry TubaChristmas’  thumbnail149124
Twenty-three lower brass students from East Meadow High School and W.T. Clarke High School participated in the 46th annual Merry TubaChristmas extravaganza at Rockefeller Center on Dec. 15. 

The East Meadow students were among more than 400 musicians from across the country, ranging in age from 10 to 79. The musicians played Christmas carols on the Rockefeller Center ice rink beneath the tree for an audience of thousands. Chris Wilhjelm, former conductor of the famed Goldman Memorial Band, led the skilled group. The East Meadow Music Department had the largest musical group in attendance!

TubaChristmas was created in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher-mentor William J. Bell and is festively celebrated in over 200 cities throughout the world. The district congratulates all those who participated.