On behalf of the staff and students of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District, I welcome you to the POB District Music and Performing Arts home page. In addition to providing up to date information on our district concerts and musical events, we will be providing you with details on the various festivals (NYSSMA Evaluation, NMEA All-County, LISFA, etc.) which our students are involved in.
Student Contact Hours for Music Staff:Music Department - Schedule for Student Hours
JFKHS: Schedule: Adam Paltrowitz M-F, 11:30 - 12:30 Brian Carter M-F, 11:30 - 12:30 Dustin Bartley M-F, 11:30 - 12:30 Nicholas Dentrone M-F, 11:30 - 12:30 MMS: David Hirsch M-F 11-12 Ellen Lucas M-F 11-12 Aaron Langenauer M-F 11-12 Chris Catalano M-F, 12:30-1:30 Rob Lombardo M-F 11:00-12:00 POBMS: Karen Bernstein M-F 12-1 Maria McCumiskey M-F 10:45-11:45 Joseph Galante M-F 12-1 Renee Ashley M-F 1:00-2:00 Matthew Gomm Tues & Thurs, 11:00 - 12:00 Elementary: Matthew Gomm M-W-F, 12-1 Patricia Yale M-F 11:30 - 12:30 Nicholase Geluso M-F 11:30 - 12:30 Linn Demilta M-F 11:30 - 12:30 Glenn Chiarello M-F, 11:30 - 12:30 Emma Harrington M-F, 12:00-1:00 DeeDee Edwards M-F, 12:00-1:00 Judy Rilling M-F, 12:00-1:00
Statement from NYSSMA Regarding Festivals:
Important message from Dr. David Brown, President of NYSSMA:
NYSSMA has been carefully monitoring the global COVID-19 outbreak. We acknowledge the concern surrounding the circumstances of public gathering and are most concerned for the health and welfare of our students, teachers, and communities. As of today, March 13, 2020 all upcoming NYSSMA festivals are suspended until further notice.
For more information, please visit the NYSSMA website: NYSSMA - Official Website
“All over the world, the study of a musical instrument is recognized as an integral component of a child’s education. The reason for this is simple: Learning to play an instrument teaches us how to teach ourselves! It was recently observed that in the think tanks of Silicon Valley, where the next wave of innovation is being nurtured, almost all of the participants are practicing musicians. Playing a music instrument helps take our thought processes to the next level.”
– Chris Ripley, Retired Band Director at Stratford Road and Old Bethpage