Dr. Nina Prasso
District Coordinator of Music and the Arts
Welcome to the 2021-2022 Fine and Performing Arts page! This year we are celebrating the return of K-5 Specials, live in-person performances and art exhibits for all our arts students K-12. The 2021 NYSSMA All-State Conference and NYSSMA Festivals are also back as live in-person events.
I would like to congratulate our four accepted NYSSMA All-State students that have been selected to perform in this year’s NYSSMA All-State Conference in Rochester, New York in December. We are also very proud of the seven students that made it as alternates. All 11 students have performed the highest levels of music and achieved the highest ratings during last spring’s NYSSMA Festivals and we should be extremely proud of their accomplishments and dedication to their craft. This year, we also have the prestigious honor of a Garden City High School senior selected to the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Concert Band as a piccolo performer.
The Garden City High School Marching Band had a fantastic fall season and won 1st place at the US Bands Division 2A NYS Championships this past October.
Every year, the achievements of our art students are celebrated as they are selected to participate in ASA All-County, Go Ape, The Heckscher Museum of Art:Long Island's Best exhibitions, to name a few.
Congratulations to all our talented students for your excellent accomplishments in the Arts!