The Ward Melville High School chamber orchestra, under the direction of Phil Gelfer, took high honors at this year’s World Strides Heritage Festival in Boston.
The festival featured
performing groups from the Northeast to Canada and Florida. More than 800
students from 14 school systems took part in the festival.
As a result of their flawless performance, the chamber orchestra received first-place gold honors in all three orchestra categories. In addition, as the highest-scoring group at the weekend competition, Ward Melville received the prestigious Adjudicator’s Award for outscoring both the instrumental and choral groups at the festival.
Photo provided by the Three Village Central School District