Program Highlights

Bay Shore Schools Arts Education Fund Program Highlights

Signature Theater: 250 high school students attended a performance by Reuben Santiago-Hudson of August Wilson’s “How I Learned What I Learned.”

Very Eric Carl, performed by the Mermaid Theater at the Y-Boulton Center for the Performing Arts. (for kindergarten students)

Child’s Play Touring Company conducts a series of play writing workshops culminating in performance of e student written play by members of the Child’s Play Touring Company (grades 1 and 2)

Musical Lecture/ Performance: Each year the BSSAEF engages a professional ensemble to perform for grades 3, 4 and 5. Assemblies provide students with an opportunity to hear musicians talk about their instruments, training and influences and also to ask questions. Groups that have performed for Bay Shore students include: Imani Winds, Manhattan Brass, The Amigos Band, and the Ben Flocks Jazz Band.

Poetry Alive: For grades 6 and 7, visiting artists teach students how to dramatize poems including works by Langston Hughes, e.e. cummings, and Edgar Allen Poe.

Knighthorse Theater Company: For grades 9-12. This 4 day annual Shakespeare residency has been incorporated into the curriculum of the English Language Arts Department. read more >>

Dance Residencies: Year-long residencies by 4 teaching artist/choreographers prepare students for annual Bay Shore Dances event. Students master different dance genres including African, Jazz, Tap, Lyric, Broadway, Bollywood, Breakdance and Hip Hop. (dvd of Bay Shore Dances 2015 is enclosed)

The American Song Book:   Composer /arranger Bob McChesney and vocalist/violinist Calabria Foti visited Bay Shore high school for a 2 day residency that included assemblies, workshops and coaching sessions for students in all high school performing groups and music theory classes. The residency culminated in a public performance featuring the Leon Petruzzi Orchestra, the Bay Shore High School jazz ensembles and McChesney and Calabria.

To Kill a Mockingbird, performed at the Bay Street Theater Sag Harbor, for AP Literature students.

Exploring the Legend of Sleepy Hollow: for juniors including a special needs “Class within a Class.” Trip to Tarrytown New York to tour sites associated with Washington Irving.