The registration deadline for the summer arts program at Huntington is Thursday, May 31

Registration Deadline Nears for Summer Creative Arts Program

The registration deadline for the summer arts program at Huntington is Thursday, May 31

May 10, 2018

The registration deadline for the SCOPE Summer Creative Arts Learning Experience program at Huntington is fast approaching. Many of the most popular classes are nearing capacity. Interested in signing up? You can do so through Thursday, May 31.

Held in cooperation with the Huntington School District, summer arts program classes are set to run from Monday, June 25 through Friday, July 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Students can register for as many as four different classes. To register for the program click the following link and scroll down for information and directions. It’s that simple.

Courses are open to any student entering grades 3-10 next September. Students from surrounding school districts are also welcome, provided they supply their own musical instrument. All courses will be held at Huntington High School.

This summer will mark the first time the program has ever been offered to incoming tenth graders. Organizers are pleased that so many sophomores have already registered for classes. Coordinated by Huntington music teacher Brian Stellato, this summer’s program features some of the most perennially popular courses.

There are several new courses on this year’s schedule, including two sections of Fashion Design. The program brochure describes the new class in this way: “Do you love fashion? Do you want to learn how to sew? In this class, you will learn about fashion design, draw your own fashion illustrations, create hand-sewn projects, and try out a sewing machine.”

A Capella Experience is another new offering. “Sing in a fun group setting where the only instruments are your voices,” according to the course description. “If you love the Pitch Perfect movies, you’re sure to love this class! All levels of prior voice experience are welcome.”

Student are also able to register for a two-period Musical Theater class. There will be singing, acting and movement. “Students will be singing and acting in this creative class as we prepare for a mini production,” states the course description. “All students are encouraged to sign-up for this course regardless of their acting or singing experience.”

The summer program will utilize a four period schedule: 8:30-9:20 a.m.; 9:30-10:20 a.m.; 10:30-11:20 a.m.; 11:30-12:20 p.m. Students can register for one, two, three or even four separate classes. It’s up to them.

Music classes include: Beginner Piano, Intermediate and Advanced Orchestra, Intermediate Band, Jazz Band, Beginner Band and String Lessons, Ukulele Jam Band I and II, Flute Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Electronic Music Composing, Musical Theater, Introduction to Acting and A Capella Experience.

Art classes include: Ceramics, Polymer Clay, Chalk/Painter’s Palette, Modern Jewelry Making, Fashion Design, Photoshop/Digital Photography and Cartooning Animation.

Demand was so great for last year’s ukulele course that two sections of Ukulele Jam Band I have been scheduled for this summer.

Students will also be able to get a head start on a new instrument during the summer program. Beginning instrument lessons are available in small groups for those entering grades 4-6. The course is provided for students who wish to learn how to play the violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, brass or percussion. “These are beginning level courses designed for students who have never played the instrument and have been assigned this instrument by their school music teacher,” according to the program brochure. “A lesson book is provided.”

A complete brochure featuring class schedules and descriptions is available on the Huntington School District’s website at

There is a fee of $135 per course, which includes a summer arts program t-shirt. The Harlie Treanor Memorial Scholarship Fund will award two full-time scholarships to Huntington School District students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch.

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