Sunday, December 2, 2018

HS CONCERT SCHEDULE

Thanks you to Mr. Williams and the Orchestra for a wonderful concert last Tuesday night!!

Band Concert is this Tuesday, December 4th @ 8pm.

Chorus Concert is Tuesday, December 18th @ 8pm.

We hope you can come enjoy these HS concerts!!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Summary of School Gifts: 2014-18

School/Department    Year                 Description                                         
SHS/Music & Drama     2018                Microphones
                                      2017                Concert conductor’s podium
                                      2016                Wenger violin/viola storage rack
                                      2015                Casio electronic keyboard plus accessories
                                      2014                Music clip for outside performances; Prop room storage organizers and shelving            
                                    
SHS/Art                         2018                Display boards
                                      2017                Movable display boards to exhibit student work
                                      2016                Helped fund purchase of dry mounting press for student artwork
                                      2015                Helped purchase showcase for student sculpture
                                      2014                Video monitor (with wall mount) to display student artwork

SMS/Music                    2018                Artograph LED Light pad Light boxes; Drying Rack
                                      2017                iOgrapher filmmaking bundle
                                      2016                1 UE Mega Bluetooth speaker;  25-30 headphone splitters for use in music computer lab
                                      2015                PreSonus AudioBox (high quality recording device), to record student performances / rehearsals
                                      2014                1 viola outfit; 3 viola bows; various string instrument supplies

SMS/Art                         2018                Timpani Tuning Gauges
                                      2017                2 rubber tack bulletin boards and poster frame
                                      2016                Apple iPad for 7th grade art program
                                      2015                Apple iPad 16gb for image research in art classroom
                                      2014                Apple iPad 16gb for image research in art classroom

Edgewood                    2018                Healthmate Air Cleaner for art room
                                      2017                High performance supra-aural studio headphones for the music department
                                      2016                Portable rack for cooling/drying/ transporting student artwork
                                      2015                10 “Makey Makey” Invention Kits
                                      2014                Heavy-duty paper cutter

Fox Meadow                 2018                Aluminum Frame White Board; Blick Artists Taboret
                                      2017                Drum for music classes and performances
                                      2016                 Portable rack for cooling/drying/ transporting student artwork
                                      2015                10 “Makey Makey” Invention Kits
                                      2014                Digital camera and accessories for documenting student work

Greenacres                  2018                Screenflex Study Carrel 2 panel
                                      2017                Art: Light tracer, mod Podge Gloss Finish, Utility knife
                                                              Music: snare drum stands, foam rubber shoulder rests, stereo microphone, sand blocks
                                      2016                Art supplies; Practice pads, stands, accessories for orchestra and chorus 
                                      2015                Percussion instruments
                                      2014                Art workstation; Bell kit and sheet music               

Heathcote                     2018                Yamaha STATEPAS 600i Portable PA System
                                      2017                Variety of drums 
                                      2016                Portable rack for cooling/drying/ transporting student artwork
                                      2015                7 ukuleles and accessories
                                      2014                2 portable lightboxes

Quaker Ridge               2018                Mounting Boards for art work
                                      2017                Slab roller for clay
                                      2016                4 cello bows and 2 alto glockenspiels
                                      2015                Percussion instruments; stringed instrument supplies 
                                      2014                Artists’ manikins;  Bowgrips; percussion instruments

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Open House 

Save The Date: Friday, October 5th 

We hope you can join us on Friday, October 5th at 9:30am for the Friends of Music & the Arts Open House. 

Is your child involved in music and art in the schools? Join us for our first open house to learn more about FMA. 

Also, get answers to questions about what we do, how you can participate and general information about music and arts education in school and beyond for your child. 

RSVP to Jeannine Palermo (jeannine.palermo.22@gmail.com) by 10/2 for location as it’s a private home. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Honor a Teacher Donations

Looking for a year-end teacher gift? 

Honor your child’s teacher with a donation to FMA! 


If music, art or drama experiences were especially meaningful to your child this year, you can recognize and thank their teachers by making a donation to Friends of Music & the Arts in that teacher's name. Also a great way to honor a retiring teacher!

Funds received by FMA go back to the schools in the form of grants given each year to all 7 Scarsdale schools for arts items not covered in the regular budget.
  • Make your donation via our website, www.scarsdalearts.org, or by using the form below.
  • Donations in any amount are welcome! (Past gifts have ranged from $20-$100 per teacher.)
  • We will acknowledge your gift with a personal note to the honored teacher on your behalf.
THANK YOU for your support!

Questions? Contact FMA Co-President Jeannine Palermo at jeannine.palermo.22@gmail.com. 
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Yes, I would like to make a year-end donation to Friends of Music & the Arts. Teacher(s) being honored:
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My child(ren)’s name(s):
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My name, address, email:
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Please send this form and your check to:
Friends of Music & the Arts, P.O. Box 171H, Scarsdale, NY 10583 

To make an online donation, click on this link, or mail your check to:


Friends of Music and the Arts is a nonprofit, parent-run community organization dedicated to enhancing arts education in all the Scarsdale schools. Family memberships and donations enable FMA to: 
  • provide grants to each school in the district for “wish list” items such as equipment, guest artist visits, etc. 
  • support school clubs and programs such as Tri-M Music Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society
  • acknowledge outstanding student achievements with awards in music, art and drama 
  • provide hospitality at school concerts, plays and other events 
  • host a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon to honor our district’s outstanding music and arts faculty 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

2018 Faculty Concert on April 11th

The Scarsdale Schools Faculty Concert
        Join us for a special evening
      of musical performances from
Classical to Broadway to Latin / Jazz   
          by the Scarsdale Faculty

Wednesday April 11th, 2018 - 7:00 pm
   at the Heathcote School Auditorium
         26 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale, New York
             All Are Welcome.   Admission Is Free.
                Performers include:
 Lindsey Blackhurst  Daniel Boniello  Andrew Brown  Sandra Chan 
       Celia Cuk  John Cuk  Lisa Forte  Maggie Hoffee  Rachel Han
        Yangsun Kim  Barbara Laman  Connie Leviatin  Jane Meryll 
     Christopher Missett  Enrique Orengo  Jill Schultz  Adam Weber
                               * and Special Guest Artists
SCARSDALE FACULTY CONCERT
Thursday March 8th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Heathcote Elementary School Auditorium
Scarsdale, New York, 10583


 Prelude from Cello Suite III, BWV 1009 in C Major….....................J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
 Andrew Brown, cello

Valse and Romance for 6 hands……………………….…Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
 Daniel Boniello, piano     Celia Cuk, piano     John Cuk, piano

Duet No. 1 in C Major for Flute and Cello……………...Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
I.  Allegro comodo                                                                                          
III.  Rondo.  Allegretto (Vivace)                     
Sandra Chan, flute      Enrique Orengo, cello

"Sweet" from 25 Etudes for Clarinet ………………………..……Sam Sadigursky  (b. 1979)
"Prelude" from Five Bagatelles for Clarinet & Piano, Op. 23.........Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
 Christopher Missett, clarinet     Barbara Laman, piano

 Trio for Piano, Violin, and Violoncello in G Major (“Gypsy”).……….Franz Joseph Haydn
III. Finale, Rondo all’Ongarese, Presto                                                    (1732 – 1809)
 Barbara Laman, piano     Jill Schultz, violin     Andrew Brown, cello     

 Concerto for Cello and Piano in D minor………………..………...Edouard Lalo (1823-1892)
  1. Intermezzo                
Enrique Orengo, cello     Lisa Forte, piano

“Sway”.....................................................................Music: Pablo Beltr├ín Ruiz  (1915-2008) 
                                                                               English Lyrics: Norman Gimbel (b. 1927)

“Sunny Side of the Street” .......................................... Music: Jimmy McHugh (1894-1969)
                                                                                                  Lyrics: Dorothy Fields (1905-1974)
 Maggie Hoffee, voice     Jane Meryll, piano

Ballade No. 3, Ab Major Opus 47 for Piano……………......…Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
 John Cuk, piano

“In This Room” ………………………………………………….Jason Robert Brown (b. 1970)
 Lindsey Blackhurst and Maggie Hoffee, voice
Lisa Forte, piano    Jill Schultz, violin    Rachel Han, viola    Andrew Brown, cello

 “The Girl in 14 G” …………….….........Jeanine Tesori (b. 1961) and Dick Scanlan (b. 1960)
 Lindsey Blackhurst, voice    John Cuk, piano

“Havana”…………………………………..Music and Lyrics by Camila Cabello, Jeffrey Williams,
Arranged by Bojana Jovanovic                                  Pharrell Williams, Ali Tamposi, Adam Feeney
                                                                                         Andrew Watt, Brittany Hazzard, Brian Lee
                                                                                                         Kaan Gunesberk and Louis Bell

Jill Schultz- violin  Yangsun Kim-violin   Rachel Han- viola   Enrique Orengo-cello   Adam Weber-congas


“Necesitas Tu” …………………………………….……………………………. Charles Alletto
“Lagrimas Negras” ……………………............................... Miguel Matamoros (1894-1971)
 Connie Grossman-Leviatin, flute, alto flute
*Special Guest Artists - Charles Alletto, guitar     Lee Marvin, bass