Ward Melville Orchestra’s First Wreath Sale

Ramya Rao, Features Editor

The Ward Melville Orchestra hosted its first annual wreath sale this past October and November, selling over 200 Christmas and Hannukah wreaths along with grave blankets for the holiday season. Students assembled the wreaths themselves, using pinecones, glass balls, and bows, during their free periods.

Mr. Gelfer, the conductor of the 11/12 and Chamber Orchestras said that the best part of the event was that students who sold wreaths benefited directly from the sales. He deemed the event a success and looks forward to doing it again. Other students agreed with this view.

“The wreath sale really was a great opportunity for me to lower the cost of the trips we have during the year,” said orchestra member Hira Khan, “I like that my sales go to my trip.”

“It was really awesome and encouraging to see people work so hard on fundraising for orchestra. Everyone was so involved and the wreaths turned out great,” commented cellist Hannah Yen.

Overall, recipients of the wreaths were pleased with the finished products, and Ward Melville will host this sale again next year!