• Amanda Hauser, District Coordinator of Music and the Arts

    Welcome to the 2022-2023 Arts and Music page! In Garden City Schools, the Art and Music Department seeks to foster a society that values the arts as part of a universal education, and an essential expression of the human experience.

    I would like to especially recognize our recent noteworthy achievements:

    • Garden City Schools was awarded 2022 Best Communities for Music Education for the 9th year in a row
    • A GCHS junior was named the People’s Choice winner in this year’s New York’s 4th Congressional District Art Competition.
    • GCHS Senior is a recipient of the 2022 Scholar Artist award in the area of Media Art.
    • A GCHS senior vocalist has been accepted as a member of the 2022 NAfME All-National Mixed Choir as a Bass
    • GCHS Chamber Choir and Concert Choir received Superior ratings at the 2022 Music in the Parks 
    • GCHS Orchestra received First place  Orchestra and First place Overall Orchestra at the 2022 Music in the Parks
    • GCMS 8th Grade Band received a Superior rating and the Esprit de Corps Award at the 2022 Music in the Parks
    • A GCMS student under the direction of Jennifer Iovino was awarded a 2022 NMEA Scholarship to attend the Pierrot Chamber Music Festival
    • A GCHS student under the direction of Dr. James McCrann was awarded a 2022 NMEA Scholarship to attend the Pierrot Chamber Music Festival
    • GCHS Symphonic Band received First place Concert Band and First place Overall Band at the 2022 Music in the Parks 
    • GC Marching Band won the 2021 USBANDS NYS Championship for Group II A
    • 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!

     

     



  • The Arts:

    + Develop young peoples' ability to contribute to the world around them.

    + Reach students who are not otherwise being reached.

    + Connect students to themselves and each other.

    + Transform the environment for learning.

    + Provide new challenges for those students already considered successful.

    + Connect learning experiences to the world of real work.