Valley Stream UFSD 13 Participates in NYSSMA Major Ensemble Festival

Student musicians from James A. Dever Elementary School and Wheeler Avenue Elementary School recently participated in the NYSSMA Major Ensemble Festival. This festival, held at Hofstra University, featured the Wheeler Avenue Full Orchestra and the Dever Senior Chorus—each performing three musical selections.

The groups were evaluated by two adjudicators and received ratings based on an array of performance categories including tone, technique and accuracy. The Wheeler Full Orchestra—led by orchestra director Mary Frances Scott—performed Level II repertoire, earning a gold rating. The Dever Senior Chorus— led by chorus director Johanna Land— performed Level I repertoire, earning a gold with distinction rating.

The Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen’s administrators, teachers and staff members congratulate all the student performers for their hard work and look forward to witnessing the students’ continued dedication to the arts and music.

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