The Wheatland-Chili High School Band and Chorus participated in Music in the Parks in Boston, MA along with six schools from New York and Rhode Island this past spring. The Wheatland-Chili Choir took first place in their division and the Band took third place. Each earned a rating of Excellent which is the second highest one can earn, just under Superior. The Chorus performed This is Me from The Greatest Showman by Pasek and Paul; Thula Klizeo by Josepha Shabalala; Autumn Vesper by Audrey Synder with words by Emily Bronte. The Band performed Torch of Liberty by Karl L. King; Children’s March by Percy Grainger; and Suite from Bohemia by Vaclav Nelhybel.
Forty-Five students participated in the band trip with music teachers Steve Zimmerman and Nick Rocha; and chaperones Lois Hagadorn and Laura Hogan. While in Boston the students had a guided tour of the Freedom Trail, visited the New England Aquarium, attended a performance of Les Miserables at the Boston Opera House and spent an afternoon at Six Flags New England. Congratulations to Wheatland-Chili students and staff for this outstanding accomplishment.