2001-02-08 / Other News

John Wilson Students Qualify For All-Boro Band

John Wilson Students Qualify For All-Boro Band

John Wilson Intermediate School 211 students vying for a spot on the all-borough band are pictured with the school's band director/music history teacher LeRon Land. From left to right are: Jeffrey Dupont (clarinet), Land, Tremayne Daly (trombone), Anthony John (trumpet), Nicole Young (clarinet), Felisha Muhammad (trombone), Trent Daly (trumpet) and Alisha Muhammad (clarinet).      Neil S. Friedman John Wilson Intermediate School 211 students vying for a spot on the all-borough band are pictured with the school's band director/music history teacher LeRon Land. From left to right are: Jeffrey Dupont (clarinet), Land, Tremayne Daly (trombone), Anthony John (trumpet), Nicole Young (clarinet), Felisha Muhammad (trombone), Trent Daly (trumpet) and Alisha Muhammad (clarinet). Neil S. Friedman

For the second year in a row, a group of talented instrumental music students from John Wilson Intermediate School 211 have qualified for the Brooklyn All-Borough Band. Now the road to success may take the group right to Carnegie Hall.

In November, the students auditioned for the coveted spots in the prestigious band. Trent Daly, Tremayne Daly, Jeffrey Dupont, Alisha Muhammad, Felisha Muhammad and Nicole Young all earned places in the Junior Band under the direction of Jennifer Puleo. This is the second year that the Daly brothers made the band. Only the top sixth, seventh and eighth graders from the Brooklyn Public Schools are accepted into the bands.

Seventh grader Anthony John hit the jackpot twice as he was accepted into the Senior Band and the Senior Orchestra. Anthony plays First Trumpet. All of the talented musicians rehearse every Saturday morning preparing for the annual performances in the spring.

"I am very excited that so many of our students were selected to be members of the bands," said Lloyd Karten, Interim Acting Assistant Principal in charge of the school’s Music Department. "This is a wonderful opportunity for the group to continue their music education."

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