The district’s annual String Festival was held on Feb. 5, featuring over 200 students in grades 4 through 12 playing the violin, viola, cello and double bass. Each district string ensemble performed individually, and then they all combined for the grand finale of Jacques Offenbach’s “Danse Infernal,” performed in celebration of the composer’s 200th birthday.
“It takes a lot of dedication to play a string instrument,” said Dr. Jeff S. Dailey, Islip’s interim director of fine and performing arts. “The students highlighted in this concert have made the decision to walk a path that requires significant effort. The district is happy to showcase the incredible work these students have accomplished.”