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Music & Fine Arts

We recently received a letter from NYSSMA, the statewide association that governs all festivals, and have been told that the Sachem Solo Festival to be held at Sachem North on Thursday, April 23rd, is now cancelled. In cooperation with NYSSMA and our BOCES Arts in Education office, we will be working on how refunds will be taken care of over the coming weeks and home building teachers will communicate that information to parents accordingly. If you have any questions you can contact for grade 6-12 concerns and for grade K-5 concerns.

Mission Statement

Through a comprehensive curriculum in performing and fine arts, the Sachem Department for Music and Fine Arts will help prepare students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, effective communicators and wise decision makers. This will be accomplished through the use of the New York State Standards for the Arts and/or the Common Core State Standards at all grade levels. The department will maintain an environment that promotes intellectual challenge, creativity, social and emotional growth, and the self-discipline and focus of each student. We believe that as a result of experiencing the arts through the Sachem Music and Fine Art Curriculum, our students will be able to:

  • Respond to the arts in subjective, aesthetic, analytic and evaluative ways
  • Imagine, create and think abstractly through the arts
  • Interpret the arts as a reflection of the life, values and ideas of this and other cultures
  • Increase awareness, respect and appreciation for the art and music heritage of America and that of other countries
  • Interpret ideas, attitudes and feelings effectively through involvement in the arts
  • Become life-long learners and lovers of the arts as either consumers, performers, creators or teachers

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    Contact Information:

    George Macchio
    Chairperson for Elementary Music
    Phone: 631-716-8200 x5202
    Fax: 631-471-1798

    David Jaklitsch
    Chairperson for Secondary Music
    Phone: 631-471-1400 x5666
    Fax: 631-471-1798

    Diana DelVallez
    District Art Department Chairperson
    (631) 471-1400 x5654

    Karen Skippon
    Secretary for Music & Art
    Phone: 631-471-1464
    Fax: 631-471-1798

    Donna Vara
    Secretary for BOCES Arts in Education
    Phone: 631-471-1464
    Fax: 631-471-1798


    Sachem Central School District
    51 School Street
    Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779