Department of Fine Arts, Music and Library Media

  • Mr. Angel A. Perez, Director
    Office 516-434-4042
    Fax 516-292-4368
    aperez@hempsteadschools.org

     

  • Congratulations to our students and teachers that participated in the  Art Supervisors Association Nassau County All-County Art Festival on March 10, 2019 at Farmingdale University(SUNY). The festival had over 50 participating districts with over 1200 works on display from K-12. A special thanks goes to our Senior Scholarship recipient Richard Lleweyln.  These works will be on display in our schools and in our district-wide art show on May 21st at the ABGS Middle School.

  •  Hempstead HS Students and Alumni Featured on Newsday

    Congratulations to Ms. Blackburn, Hempstead High School Choir director and Executive Director and Conductor of Voices of Virtue Inc.  Voices of Virtue is a choir comprised of alumni and current students enrolled in the Hempstead  High School music program.  They were featured in a five page spread this weekend in the LI Life section of Newsday. 

    Fifteen voices at the Voices of Virtue choir rehearsal soar together in harmony and counterpoint, reflecting long familiarity with weaving sounds into a whole that's greater than its parts....
    https://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/voices-of-virtue-celebrates-black-history-month-1.27488379

  • District-Wide Black History Celebration

    February, 27 2019 6:30 PM  

    I would like to invite you to our  very own district-wide Black History Program  on Wednesday, February, 27 at 6:30 pm. Our guest of honor is the composer and musician  Mr. Craig Harris, Class of ‘71.  You can hear a small clip of his latest CD “Brown Butterfly” which is a tribute to Muhamad Ali https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kElcNzriIOY   Let’s come out and honor one of our own world class musicians spreading tiger pride.

     Our students and teachers have been working diligently to prepare an informative and inspriring  program that you simply do not want to miss.

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    All-County Music Festival 2019 

    Kudos to the students from Hempstead Public Schools that participated in the NMEA All-County Concerts at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on January 13 and January 19th.  This is the first time in many years that we had representation from the elementary schools. Congratulations to Melva Ramirez, Flute and Bricia Escobar, Soprano and their music teacher Mr. Roy Fortunato and Principal Sheena Burke!   At the High School Level we had two students in Division V Nemiah Dos Santos, alto  participated in the Women’s Chorus and Ateisha Gordon, violin in the Orchestra  and congrats to their respective teachers Ms. Rachel Blackburn and Ms. Deborah Doyle-Frisher and their Principal Dr. Stephen Strachan.

     

    All-County Women's Chorus Frischer and Gordon Women's Chorus Jackson Annex Division I Mixed Choir

  • In The Heights In The Heights

    Come out and join us for the Hempstead HS Theater Production of the Tony Award Winning Musical "In the Heights". Admission is free.

    In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi’s, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.

    https://www.broadway.com/shows/in-the-heights/story/

     African American History Month Celebration African-American History Month Celebration

    Please join us for an exhilirating night when the district and community join to celebrate Black History Month. 
    We will have performances from elementary through high school. 

  •  Come out and join us for the Hempstead HS Theater Production of the Tony Award Winning Musical "In the Heights". Admission is free.

    In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi’s, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.


    https://www.broadway.com/shows/in-the-heights/story/

DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS, MUSIC & LIBRARY MEDIA

  • WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS, MUSIC, AND LIBRARY MEDIA

    WITHOUT THE ARTS, THE WORLD WOULD BE A BORING PLACE

    Mr. Angel A. Perez, Director
    aperez@hempsteadschools.org
    516 434-4042