Don’t miss out. The deadline for registration for the SCOPE summer music and art enrichment program at Huntington is only a week away. Students can sign-up for courses through Friday, May 31.
Held in collaboration with the Huntington School District, summer arts program classes will run from Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Students can register for up to four different classes.
Courses are open to all students entering grades 3-10. Students from surrounding school districts are also welcome, provided they supply their own musical instrument. All courses will be held at Huntington High School.
Registration for the program is easy and takes just minutes. Just click on https://www.scopeonline.us/huntington-summer-music-and-arts-program/ and scroll down for information and directions.
Longtime Huntington music teacher Brian Stellato is once again coordinating this summer’s program, which features many traditionally popular courses along with some exciting new offerings.
A four period schedule will be utilized: 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 are permitted to register for one, two, three or even four separate classes. It’s entirely up to them.
Music classes include: Beginner Piano, Intermediate Orchestra, Fiddle Tunes for Everyone, Summer Concert 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.
The Musical Theater class is offered in a two-period block. 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.”
Looking for something new? Well, Fiddle Tunes for Everyone is a class that’s being offered for the very first time. Scheduled during the 10:30-11:20 a.m. period, the class is open to those entering grades 5-10. “Do you play a string instrument or guitar?” states the program brochure. “Come play bluegrass, country, American and Irish fiddle tunes. Guitarists are welcome! East to learn and fun to play. Students will put on a final performance at the end of the program for all to hear!”
Students interested in learning to play a musical instrument will be able to get a jump on it during the summer program in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Beginning instrument lessons will be 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, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba and 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 brochure featuring class schedules and descriptions is available on the Huntington School District’s website at www.hufsd.edu.
The $140 per course fee 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.
Have questions? Send a message to Mr. Stellato at SCALE@scopeonline.us or call SCOPE at 631-360-0800 extension 133.