December 9 to January 21
Arts Angels sells Roses & Chocolates
to honor student performers
Registration opens for
2016 Summer Theater Workshop
January 13 @ 7pm
Arts Angels Meeting
North Shore Middle School
Learn about the transition for student artists
from middle school to high school
(transition from elementary to middle school
will be discussed at April 5 meeting)
Support the Arts at North Shore
Join North Shore Arts Angels
$25 suggested family donation
Did you know that North Shore Arts Angels has pledged over $10,000 this year to enhance the arts in our schools? Our volunteers will log hundreds of hours in fun activities to support the arts. We have a great time for a worthy cause - why not join us?
Board of Directors
Vivian Parisi - Board Chair
Julia Brennan - President
Rick Bloom & Gina Martone Brown - Vice Presidents
Michele Manfredi - Treasurer
Alexandra Zarb - Secretary
Nina Livingston - Director at Large
North Shore Director of Fine and Performing Arts
Thanks to the generosity of North Shore residents who share our belief that education in the arts is essential to education, our annual membership drive raised over $4,500! These funds will go toward programs, equipment, supplies and services not covered by the district budget. Already, we've funded numerous requests from arts teachers and will be considering additional requests throughout the year. Learn more at
NSHS CUBA PERFORMANCE TOUR
We are pleased to support the upcoming music performance trip to Cuba featuring 90 high school student band, orchestral and choral musicians, their teachers and chaperones. Our volunteers gladly assisted a parent committee in organizing "Danza Cubana," a kickoff party on October 24 that celebrated Cuban dance, music and culture and raised over $5,000 to defray tour expenses. Over 120 people, including students, parents and grandparents, attended the party at the America Legion Hall in Glen Head. The event featured a performance by the jazz septet, latin dance instruction, cuban food and numerous raffles.
Learn more about this extraordinary educational tour at:
Many thanks to all who joined us for the excess Costume and Prop sale - it was a HUGE success! We raised over $3,500 in sales AND expect to receive a donation credit of up to $2,000 from the Theater Development Fund Costume Collection in Astoria for future costume rentals. Read more
A happy shopper!
BOOST THE BASS
Colored pencil artwork by Nicole Hasbrouck
Class of 2015
Students in North Shore’s instrumental music programs are transformed by their experiences learning, practicing, rehearsing and performing year after year. The results of their hard work are clear to parents, friends and community residents who enjoy concerts, sporting events, parades and other celebrations featuring our award-winning Viking ensembles.
That's why we launched “Boost the Bass,” a large instrument purchase campaign. Our goal - to raise funds to buy 70 instruments in five years to be donated to the district. In our first year, generous donations to this campaign supported the district purchase of 5 euphoniums, 2 bass clarinets and 34 string basses for use by student in the primary and secondary school instructional programs.
SUMMER THEATER WORKSHOP
Workshop students and interns enjoy a game of "Zip/Zap/Zop"
Many thanks to all who contributed to the
2015 Summer Theater Workshop!
Thanks to you, the program was a
big success! We are already planning for next year. Email us if you’d like more information at
North Shore Viking Masquers
Many thanks to the NSHS Viking Masquers for their beautiful production of this lovely play! The talent and dedication of the cast and crew shone through all three performances. Kudos to the Viking Masquers for another stellar play!
Summer Theater Director Premieres New Play
InProximity Theatre Company will present the NYC premiere of PROMISING, written by Michelle Elliott and directed by Terry Berliner, who served as artistic director of the 2015 season of the North Shore Summer Theater Workshop and plans to return to lead the 2016 program. PROMISING begins performances on Saturday, November 14 for a limited engagement through Saturday, December 5. Performances are at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row (410 W 42nd Street, between 9th and Dyer). Tickets are $25 and are available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or online via telecharge.com. read more
Students Celebrate World Drumming Day
With support from North Shore Arts Angels, MS Music teacher Bryce Larsen invited master teacherJohn Ward, aka Jembe John, of CW Post, to present drum clinics to students as part of the development of a World Drumming Team at the school. Students interested in joining the team should contact Mr. Larsen at the MS. See videos of the sessions here
NSHS Senior in All National Symphony Orchestra
Angelo Antinori, a senior at North Shore High School, traveled to Nashville recently to perform in the percussion section of the All National Symphony Orchestra. This is a high honor for which Angelo had to compete in a rigorous nation-wide audition process with other student musicians. Read more
Student Talent on Display at Homecoming
The following talented groups and individuals took the stage at our student performance space at the district Homecoming Celebration in October:
‘HS Jazz Quintet’ - Nick Rubertone, Andrew Michalik,
Mercer Shavelson, Alex Drivas & Angelo Antinori
'Night Fury' - Joseph Ciampa, Danny Becker,
Will Hunt & Dylan Roth
'Electra' - HS Women's Ensemble
Sam Rosenberg, Eamon Esposito,
John Stehling & Reuben Shonik
'BitterSweet' - Ella Oswald, Siophan Esposito,
Eamon Esposito, & Colin Oswald
'Broken System' - Griffen Oletsky,
James Roth & Jacob Lanvo
Special thanks to Susie Oswald and Kate Murphy for coordinating the event, and to Jason Domingo, Frank Ferrara and Bryce Larsen for their work with these fine student musicians and student tech team.