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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



Bellport High School Art Students at Bay Area of Fine Arts at the Gillette House in Sayville

The Bay Area Friends of Fine Arts held their opening reception for the annual Student Art Exhibit on Sunday April 15th at the Gillette House in Sayville.  Bellport High School is proud to announce the following results from the BAFFA Student Invitational Art Exhibit:

Hannah Lupo, Robert DeNiro, 2nd place in Drawing
Kimberly Braun, Untitled, Painting 
Ashley Lituma, Untitled, 3rd place in Drawing
Emma Jones, Encased Memories, Honorable mention in Painting 
Gillian Donaghy, Touching You, Mixed Media 
Caroline Slovensky, Koi Pond, Painting, BEST IN SHOW
Anjali Singh, Self Portrait, 3rd place in Drawing 
Jornaysia Gowens, Dancer, 3rd place in Computer Graphics
Dream Smith, Atlanta, 1st place in Mixed Media 
Monica Balbuca, Girl with the Blue Eyes, 2nd place in Drawing    


Bellport High School ART students at Long Islands Best at Heckscher

Bellport High School Art Department is honored to have, Audrey Barry and Domenick Nazzaro accepted into this prestigious annual juried exhibit for high school students.  This year the Museum received over 385 entries from 63 schools across Nassau and Suffolk Counties with 80 works chosen for display.

Bellport High School Art Department is proud to announce that sophomore Audrey Barry has received the Renzo S. Bianchi Scholarship award for her achievement in drawing at Heckscher Museums Long Island Best exhibit. 


South Country Art Students Exhibit at COLORS

Students in the South Country School District had the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Long Island Museum COLORS Student Exhibition.  Art students from Kreamer Street Elementary School, Brookhaven Elementary School, Verne W. Critz Elementary School, Frank P. Long Intermediate School, Bellport Middle School and Bellport High School joined other student artists from across Long Island in this wonderful exhibit.  The opening reception was held on Sunday March 4th in Stony Book where our young artists have the chance to show off their artwork to their family, friends and community. Our Artists include:

*Kreamer Elementary School: 
Lorelei Hollman, grade 2
Linda Homes, grade 3

*Brookhaven Elementary School:
Logan Fried, grade 1
Marisa Casiano, grade 1

*Verne W. Critz:
Lylah Jacobs, grade 2
Sasha Chavez, grade 3

*Frank P. Long Intermediate School:
Janiery Marroquin Fuentes, grade 5
Meghan Maragioloio, grade 4

*Bellport Middle School:
Clayton Cannella, grade 8
Sara Cornacchiulo, grade 7

*Bellport High School:
Jornaysia Gowans, grade 10
Audrey Barry, grade 10



Bellport High School Parrish Art Awards

Bellport High School Art Department is proud to announce the following awards from the Parrish 2018 Student Exhibition:

Gillian Donaghy, Light After Dark, Mixed media, Bellport High School
Emma Jones, The Eternal Reach, Graphite, Bellport High School 
Alexis Schnyer, Scarecrow, Digital photograph, Bellport High School
Tyler Brock, grade 11, Recycled Roads, mixed media, Bellport High School 
Katherine Vignona, grade 9, Silhouette, computer graphics, Bellport High School 
Caroline Slovensky, grade 11, Self Portrait, pencil, Bellport High School

Neill Slaughter of LIU selected six of our students to receive an Award of Excellence based on work in the Parrish’s 2018 Student Exhibition.

An awards ceremony and reception was held on Saturday, March 3rd at 3 pm. All exhibiting students received certificates of participation and select seniors receive awards of excellence.

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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)


Sunday, August 19, 2018
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