Walking through the halls at I.S. 318, you hear sweet sounds of musical melodies conducted by the immensely dedicated, Mr. Will Hakim. At I.S. 318, having fun with music is serious business.
The school boasts a 6th grade Junior Concert Band, a 7th and 8th grade Senior Concert Band and Jazz Band and an amazing 100+-member strong Marching Band. Senior Band members also self-organize and perform high-level, intricate Chamber Ensembles with beautiful and inspiring results.
Students may enter these intensive programs without prior musical experience. Criteria for acceptance are based partly on an aptitude test examining tonal recognition and listening skills. Mr. Hakim’s unrelenting dedication driven by his extensive knowledge of music and his passion for teaching ensures that the students here at I.S. 318 experience excellence in musical training.
Our entering 6th grade students build the foundation of their musical careers with an in-depth summer program prior to the commencement of fall classes. With 8 periods a week of musical instruction during school hours, amazing things happen with our Junior Band. These young musicians continue their training in the Senior Concert Band, performing at levels above and beyond expectations. Members of our Senior Band have been invited to perform with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.
Our Marching Band hails its success partly through a weekly program where several outside music professionals instruct semiprivate groups here at the school. These professionals are masters in their field and help elevate our student’s confidence level and depth of musical understanding. The dedication from our staff and students culminates with dynamic performances in full marching band attire.
Welcome to I.S. 318 Dance. This program is designed to expose students to the diverse world of dance. Students will experience physical, artistic, and creative skills inherent in learning dance. They will learn specific techniques that teach the basics of ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, contemporary jazz, and other dance forms to provide the solid background needed for being a dancer. This program is great for aspiring dancers and performers. Basic positions of the feet and arms, proper alignment, ballet vocabulary, barre exercises, and center work will be taught and reviewed in class. Eventually the dancers will have the opportunity to perform what they have learned on stage in front of their family, friends, teachers, and many others.
Provides an online version of Dance Magazine. It is known for its Young Dancer section, reviews, and features on dancers, choreographers, and dance companies. Blogs and back issues can all be viewed for free.
An online store that provides dance wear for a discounted price.
Visual Arts is the BEST department at I.S. 318!
The goal of the Visual Arts Department is to have students be able to create inspired works of drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. We also aspire to have students develop and apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in art; as these skills are an invaluable asset in real world situations.