The Island Trees School District is proud of its
fine and performing arts programs. Music and Art
education is designed to foster an understanding and
appreciation of the arts while addressing the N.Y.S.
Learning Standards. Students will create, perform
and participate in the arts, know and use arts
materials and resources, respond to and analyze
works of art, and understand the cultural dimensions
and contributions of the arts. These aims are met
through participation in a performing group (band,
orchestra, chorus), general music, or art classes.
Instrumental music and chorus is offered beginning
in the 4th grade. The music and art program provides
sequential instruction for all K-7 students, with
elective offerings for students grade 7-12. Students
may choose from a variety of ability-based vocal and
instrumental classes, including orchestras, concert
and marching bands, jazz ensembles (instrumental and
vocal), concert and show choirs.
Art electives include drawing, painting,
photography, 3-dimensional design, advertising
design, fashion design and graphic arts.
In addition, there are opportunities to
perform in theatrical productions at the middle and
"Whoever neglects the arts when he is young
has lost the past and is dead to the future." -
Should you have any questions about our Fine
& Performing Arts department, please contact us.
Let's keep the arts integral to education.