Music & Fine Arts
Through a comprehensive curriculum in performing and fine arts,
the Sachem Department for Music and Fine Arts will help prepare students
to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, effective communicators and
wise decision makers. This will be accomplished through the use of the
New York State Standards for the Arts and/or the Common Core State
Standards at all grade levels. The department will maintain an
environment that promotes intellectual challenge, creativity, social and
emotional growth, and the self-discipline and focus of each student. We
believe that as a result of experiencing the arts through the Sachem
Music and Fine Art Curriculum, our students will be able to:
Respond to the arts in subjective, aesthetic, analytic and evaluative ways
Imagine, create and think abstractly through the arts
Interpret the arts as a reflection of the life, values and ideas of this and other cultures
Increase awareness, respect and appreciation for the art and music heritage of America and that of other countries
Interpret ideas, attitudes and feelings effectively through involvement in the arts
Become life-long learners and lovers of the arts as either consumers, performers, creators or teachers
Welcome back for the 2018-2019 School Year. Events will be posted shortly.
NYSSMA Festival Information 2018
This spring, many of our Sachem students will participate in the
NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble festival. The purpose of this page is to
provide basic information to parents regarding the 2018 festival.
NYSSMA Area 5 All-State Festival
Friday & Saturday, March 23-24 @ Port Jefferson High School
Level VI NYSSMA All-State Festival for 10th or 11th graders auditioning for All- State ensembles. (Except Jazz)
NYSSMA Jazz, Guitar, and Drum Set Festival
Friday & Saturday, April 13-14 @ West Islip High School
Level I-VI NYSSMA Solos for all Guitar, Drum, and Jazz (including All-State Jazz) students.
NYSSMA Solo Satellite for Sachem East Feeder Schools
Monday, April 16 @ Sachem East High School
Level I-VI NYSSMA Solo/Small Ensemble Festival for Sachem students attending East feeder schools.
NYSSMA Solo Satellite for Sachem North Feeder Schools
Monday, April 23 @ Sachem North High School
Level I-VI NYSSMA Solo/Small Ensemble Festival for Sachem students attending North feeder schools.
Visit NYSSMA FAQ for more information on NYSSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival