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Ward Melville Chamber Orchestra Garners National Praise

Ward Melville High School’s chamber orchestra received first-place gold honors in all three orchestra categories at the World Strides Heritage Festival in Boston.
Ward Melville High School’s chamber orchestra received first-place gold honors in all three orchestra categories at the World Strides Heritage Festival in Boston.

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

Joan C. Flannery April 17, 2014 at 10:39 AM
When my children attended the William Floyd District Mr. Gelfer was in charge of the orchestra program and same thing, the orchestras won many national awards. So sad to hear that he left Wm. Floyd. My older son is now 43 years old and still plays his cello as a hobby in the Wilmington Community Orchestra. Thank-you Mr. Gelfer for the strong love of music you instilled in both of my children. You are a gifted and talented teacher.

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