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Fine Arts

An appreciation for art and music is an important part of a Valley Stream Union Free School District 30 education. Students benefit from the expertise of talented teachers who are specialists in these subject areas. Art instruction emphasizes both hands-on skills and an appreciation of art history. In music classes, students learn about traditional elements of music, as well as music in its historical and social contexts.

Band, strings, and chorus students from each school participate on a voluntary basis in their respective programs. The band and strings programs provide students with opportunities to develop their individual instrumental skills, as well as opportunities to play in ensembles.

The band program teaches students to play horn, brass, woodwind, or percussion instruments. The strings program offers students instruction on the violin, cello, or bass.

Students participating in the chorus program develop individual, advanced vocal skills. The students in these programs perform in school concerts and at community events throughout the school year. Additionally, District 30 is represented by its marching band at the annual Valley Stream Memorial Day Parade.