Celebration of the Arts

The district inducted 29 students into the high school’s chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. These newest members of this prestigious international organization were selected based on their musical ability, academic excellence and school involvement.

Tri-M Music Honor Society is designed to recognize and reward students for their achievements while inspiring their peers to excel at music and leadership. Another goal is to increase student and school involvement with music and to build a stronger and more unified music program. The 29 new inductees will join the current 11 members who will be led by advisor and music teacher Mr. Abrams. Members participate in a variety of community service projects and school performances throughout the school year.

Across the island, Deer Park student-musicians participate in a variety of elite performances and concerts. Four students were selected for the Long Island String Festival and will join the organization’s countywide ensembles. In addition, the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education (NYSCAME) and the Suffolk County Music Educators Association (SCMEA) All-County Music Festivals will include six Deer Park students who will join other division central schools and perform in the chorus ensembles.

Seven of the district’s youngest musicians were chosen to participate in the PEAK Festival, sponsored by SCMEA. PEAK, which stands for “Parents, Educators and Kids,” is a special program for musically talented fourth graders in which students, parents and music teachers participate in a variety of musical workshops to hone and enhance students’ skills and broaden their interests in music.