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2017-04-28 14_51_23-2017 Summer Camp Brochure.pdf

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Maureen Shutt-Bodkin Memorial Arts Scholarship

MoMaureen Shutt-Bodkin was a wellspring of enthusiasm and joy. She shared her excitement and love with everyone, especially her students. Maureen encouraged everyone to perform and participate regardless of ability and always offered positive comments and hopeful feedback for the future. Maureen led by example, never shying away from an opportunity to perform. If an opportunity did not exist, she created one. Because of Maureen’s spirit of love and excitement, countless students were inspired to step into a larger world of joy, beauty, and friendship through the arts.

Application requirements and procedures:

Applicant must be a senior at Islip High School enrolled in the Art or Music program. The successful applicant will embody Maureen’s spirit of artistic risk-taking, enthusiasm, inspiration, and drive.

The application has 2 components: Continue reading “Maureen Shutt-Bodkin Memorial Arts Scholarship”

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Grade 3 Instrument Selection

7611759_origIt’s that time of year again! Third graders are deciding whether they want to be violists or saxophonists, trumpeters or cellists. To help with the process, we have a number of videos we’ve put together for the purpose of helping students decide. Visit our Third Grade Instrument page or visit Mr. Baur’s similar page (even if you are not from CRES.)

Jazz Appreciation Month

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Here are a few resources for you to check out.

Click here for information on the featured image, “Titans of Jazz” by Leroy Neiman.

Jazz Appreciation Month resources from The Smithsonian

Online “Wiz” Program


or visit

Tickets to “The Wiz”

Follow the link below to purchase tickets to “The Wiz” at Islip HS March 16-20

Click to see the entire poster

Practice-a-thon for Long Island Cares

During the month of March, musicians across New York State are invited to take part in a Practice-a-Thon with all proceeds going to local food banks. Last year, The Harry Chapin Practice-A-Thon raised $23,000 for food banks on Long Island and this year, with involvement all across NY,  we hope to raise much more.  The Practice-a-thon is a wonderful way to strengthen students’ practice habits while encouraging empathy and teaching students that their actions can make a difference.

Click the link below to download the forms to participate. You were going to practice anyway. Why not get a few sponsors and help feed the hungry?


Each year, students from all around the Islip District participate in visual arts activities with Islip’s Fine and Performing Arts staff. Whether with colored pencils or paints, on paper or canvas, students are given the opportunity to both practice their artistic skills and create works of art worthy of special recognition.

Click here to view the Art Show online at Sway

On February 7, The Islip Public Schools Office of Fine and Performing Arts recognized 80 artists who created works that displayed both technical ability and artistic growth. The artists ranged in age from 6 to 18 years of age, and worked in media ranging from pencil drawings to darkroom photography. Artists and their families came to participate in a recognition ceremony and to see their works and the works of others on display. Continue reading “ISLIP SHOWCASES OUTSTANDING VISUAL ARTISTS”

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