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Parents of The Arts Meeting THURSDAY 7pm

We are looking for parents to join our Parents of the Arts. There are many important activities that need parent support, from concerts and art shows to scholarships and awards. Whether you can offer help for a single event or would like to be part of the big picture, we need your help.

This Thursday, June 15th, at 7pm, we will be meeting in the HS Chorus Room to get organized. We’d like you to come and join us at that time.

However, we know you’re busy. If you can’t make it, we’ve created a survey for parents interested in receiving news of or participating more actively. Please click this link to access the Islip Parent’s of the Arts Survey.

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For parents interested in receiving news of or participating more actively in the Islip Parents of The Arts, we’ve created a survey. Please click this link to access the Islip Parent’s of the Arts Survey.

Islip Middle School and High School Arts honorees lined up for a group photograph following Tuesday's Fine and Performing Arts Awards ceremony at the Islip Middle School Auditorium.
Islip Middle School and High School Arts honorees lined up for a group photograph following Tuesday’s Fine and Performing Arts Awards ceremony at the Islip Middle School Auditorium.

Concert Videos UPDATED

sway-buttonWe’ve posted our concert videos , beginning with events from February, on Sway.

Click here to view performances prior to May 17th, 2017.

Click here to view performances after May 17th, 2017.

Islip Friends of the Arts needs you!

Islip Friends of the Arts began as Friends of Music in the mid-1970’s.  The group offered support to the Music Department, assisting backstage during the musical each year, as well as set up and clean up for Sentimental Journey (today this event is The Blue Note Café).

The Islip Friends of the Arts core group has been consistently made up of 3 or 4 people since the mid ‘90’s.  The last few years MaryK Schmalacker is our Treasurer, Myrill Solaski is our Vice President and myself, Barbara Engels, President.

As our last child graduated from Islip High School years ago it is now time for us to take a secondary position.  Community Members who currently have children interested in Music, Art and Theatre, are needed to become involved.  Continue reading “Islip Friends of the Arts needs you!”

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

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