Summer Music Fills East Meadow Hallways

Summer Music Fills East Meadow Hallways photo

Despite school being in summer recess, students throughout Nassau County are continuing to improve their musical talents thanks to the East Meadow School District’s five-week summer music program.

The program, coordinated by the district’s music department, runs from June 26 through July 27 and is held at East Meadow High School. It invites students in grades 4-12 to hone their musical abilities while socializing with fellow student-musicians and developing their musical passion through ensemble rehearsals.

There are several courses students can enroll in, based on grade level and experience. Those entering fourth grade, who have never played a band or orchestra instrument, are introduced to playing music through the Beginner Instrumental module. The Intermediate Band/Orchestra and Advanced Band/Orchestra welcome experienced performers in middle and high school, respectively. The Advanced Choral group encourages experienced vocalists entering grades 8-12 to improve their vocal ability, tone and rhythm. Additionally, those entering grades 4-7 have the opportunity to perform their favorite music while accompany it with exciting choreography as part of the Show Chorus. 

New to the program this year was the introduction of Spirit Week, held July 16-20. Students celebrated each day of the week with themes of school spirit, movie characters, crazy hat/hair, sports and Twin Day.

The program will conclude with a series of student concerts for the community at East Meadow High School on July 24-26 at 7 p.m. and July 27 at 9 a.m.