Welcome to the Fine & Performing Arts webpage
The Arts are an essential part of The Bellmore-Merrick CHSD as they give our students a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions, and allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures. The Arts education in our district not only enhances students' understanding of the world around them, but it also broadens their perspective on traditional academics. Participation in our arts programs enhances self-esteem, builds self-discipline, fosters creativity, and reinforces societal values such as cooperation, commitment, and working towards a common goal.
It is our mission to provide an opportunity for all students to participate in the arts, whether it be through our wide variety of course offerings or involvement in the countless extracurricular activities our schools provide.
WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SHARE THAT THE FOLLOWING MUSIC STUDENTS
HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEAR'S
NYSSMA ALL STATE ENSEMBLES:
Bryce Gould Anderson - CALHOUN - Symphonic Band
Jessica Blumberg -KENNEDY- Symphonic Orchestra
Melissa Blumberg -KENNEDY- Symphonic Band
Gavin Chen -KENNEDY- Symphonic Orchestra
Massimo Marino -KENNEDY- Symphonic Band
Chris Prainito -KENNEDY - Symphonic Band (also Alto Sax alternate)
In addition, we would like to recognize those students selected as Alternates: Juliana Belbol (Calhoun - vocal), Victoria O'Shea (Mepham - vocal) and Zohar Spiegel (JFK- Bassoon)
Congrats to these amazing young musicians and their teachers:
Mr. Avellaneda (JFK), Ms. Dimitriou (Mepham), Mr. Tumminelli (Calhoun) & Ms. Vedilago (Calhoun)
2021 CULTURAL ARTS RECIPIENTS
The Cultural Arts Foundation is a community based organization, now in its 42nd year, which encourages and supports our student musicians, artists and theatrical performers.
8th and 12th graders are nominated by their teachers to audition/interview with the committee, and the winners are honored at the end of the year.
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners:
Visual Arts: Elyssa Brandl
Drama: Max Unlu
Vocal Music: Sean Condenzio
Orchestra- Molly Quan
Band- Justin Pick
Visual Arts- Aidan Kehati
Photography- Anna Varveris
Drama: Katie O'Brien
Vocal Music: Cecelia Totino
Orchestra- Dan Delgado
Drawing & Painting- Emily Musumeci
Photography- Teddi Liguori
Digital- John Carioti
Drama: Tyler Weinstein
Vocal Music: Jacqueline Baker
Orchestra- Francesca Russo
Band- Samantha Cates
GRAND AVE MS:
Visual Arts: Helen Strite
Vocal Music: Samantha Bremer
Orchestra: Eloise Hannula
Band: Grace Ham
MERRICK AVE MS:
Avery Danseyar- Photography
Lucas Porcraro- Visual Arts
Vocal Music: Zara Selvin
Orchestra: Ian Kilmov
Band: Halston Solomon
Please click here to view the winners’ digital art galleries and virtual performances.
WHY ARTS EDUCATION?
Director of Fine & Performing Arts and Adult Education
Brookside Administrative Offices
1260 Meadowbrook Rd.
Merrick, NY 11566