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White Plains Public Schools

Fine Arts Department

Gary West                             
Coordinator of Fine Arts, K-12
550 North Street
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: 914.422.2016
Fax: 914.422.2196
e-mail: garywest@wpcsd.k12.ny.us
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Welcome to the 2105-16 school year!!
 
 
Thank you for visiting the Fine Arts homepage for the White Plains City School District.  Here you will find information about the Music and Art departments for the White Plains Public Schools.  We believe Fine Arts Education is essential to the development of all students and we offer instruction in Music and Art for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  We also have many opportunities for students at various levels to participate in dance and theater related activities.  Use the links to the left to navigate through the Fine Arts website, and thank you for visiting our homepage!  
 
 
Please visit the Fine Arts Calendar to find a list, by month, of all the concerts throughout the year.  The link is on the menu bar to the left.  Mark your calendars now - we look forward to seeing you at these performances!
 
 
Current News

Congratulations to the five students below; they just returned from the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Winter Conference in Rochester, NY.  They participated in three days of intense rehearsals with conductors from around the country and then performed in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre for hundreds of music educators and family members.  They represented White Plains so beautifully and we are very proud of them!  They are to be commended for the hours of practice and preparation it has taken over many years to get to the level of a New York All-State musician, the highest honor for a music student in the state of New York.  Congratulations to their families and any teacher that has helped them on their journey to this incredible opportunity!

 
WPHS NYSSMA All-State Participants, 2015            WPHS All-State Musicians, 2015

 

Pictured from left to right:
 
Meredith Abato, violin

Sarah Samaranayake, viola

Isabelle Levine, soprano

Jacob Brady, bassoon

Elana Hausknecht, euphonium