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Fine and Performing Arts

The South Country School District is proud of the many achievements of our Fine and Performing Arts program.  We offer a comprehensive art and music program for all students beginning in kindergarten through 12th grade.   Our offerings in Visual Arts and Music provide opportunities for students to explore new modes of creative expression and increase understanding of the ways in which the arts shape and enrich cultural awareness.   Through creative expression, students are encouraged to develop a lifelong appreciation for the Arts.  

Our students' artwork is continuously exhibited at a variety of showcases and our music students regularly earn top rankings at competitive festivals.  We take great pride in promoting our student achievements, providing highlights of our exhibits and performances.


Performing Arts News Archive



Nine Bellport High School Musicians Selected For 2017 All-County Performing Ensembles

Nine Bellport High School musicians were chosen to participate in the 2017 High School All-County Music Festival. The Suffolk Chapter of the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education (NYSCAME) and the Suffolk Music Educators’ Association (SCMEA) sponsor this event jointly.

Bellport has representatives in three performing groups, the All-County Treble Choir, Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra.  Over 14 hours of rehearsals will culminate in a concert performance at Hauppauge High School on Friday, November 17, 2017

Selections were made based upon each student’s NYSSMA Solo Festival rating and nominations submitted by school music teachers last June.  This festival recognizes Suffolk’s most accomplished high school music students in grades 11 and 12.  Representing Bellport High School are:

Valentina Banellis Viola Symphony Orchestra
Angelina Caroli Clarinet Symphonic Band
Kai Hatcher Viola Symphony Orchestra
Erin Kelly Soprano 2 Treble Choir
Maya McCullough Alto 2 Treble Choir
Emmaly Seaman Soprano 2 Treble Choir
Sarah Vaccaro Viola Symphony Orchestra
Tyler Zapata Trumpet Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Zimlinghaus Alto Saxophone Symphonic Band

The music department is very proud to have Valentina, Angelina, Kai, Erin, Maya, Emmaly, Sarah, Tyler and Andrew represent Bellport High School and the South Country Central School District at this highly celebrated event! 

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Four Bellport High School Musicians Selected For 2017 All-State Performing Ensembles

The selection committees for the 2017 New York State School Music Association Conference selected three Bellport High School musicians to perform at this year’s All-State NYSSMA Winter Music Conference.  The festival and conference will take place in Rochester, NY, beginning Thursday, November 30 and ending Sunday, December 3.   Two days of concert performances will be held at the renowned Eastman Theater of the Eastman School of Music.

Each of these students received a perfect score (A+, 100) from state adjudicators on their solo performances at last spring’s NYSSMA Solo Festival held at Eastport-South Manor High School last spring.

Bellport High School’s All-State musicians include:
• Erin Kelly - Soprano 2 - Chorus (Alternate) 
• Sarah Vaccaro - Viola - Symphony Orchestra
• Tyler Zapata - Trumpet - Symphonic Band
• Andrew Zimlinghaus - Clarinet - Band (Alternate)

Each student was notified of their acceptance to the All-State Music Conference by mail in late August.  They are one of 900 NYS student musicians selected to perform in one of the eight prestigious All-State performing ensembles.  This represents a remarkable achievement, as there were over 6,600 students that auditioned statewide for a position in the All-State Music Festival. Performing ensembles include the All-State Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Mixed Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. South Country had 20 high school students audition for All-State last spring.

The music department is very proud to have Erin, Sarah, Tyler and Andrew represent Bellport High School and the South Country Central School District at this highly celebrated event! 

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Middle School Chorus Performs at Village 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

With over a hundred people in attendance, the Bellport Middle School Chorus gave a moving performance at the Bellport Village September 11th Memorial held at the Village Marina.  (Courtesy of Long Island Advance 9/13/17)


Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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