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.
Congratulations to the staff, students, and families of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District! We have just been named one of NAMM's 2020 Best Communities in Music Education for the 3rd year in a row! Phenomenal work and thanks to the entire district and Board of Education for their continued support for music and the arts! A special thanks to the wonderful music staff!
Congratulations to all of the other Nassau and Suffolk County Districts that share in this distinction!
Student Contact Hours for Music Staff:
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