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Frequently asked questions:
What is NYSSMA?
What is SCMEA?

What does my child need for the NYSSMA solo festival?

What should I do about getting an instrument?

How will getting braces affect my childs' playing?

How much should my child be practicing?

Music Resources Online
-Music Stores
-Your Instrument
-Online music courses             
 -Smart Music

Mr. P's upcoming performances

Music teachers' recommended listening
Mr. Passannante's Picks

Music Software metronome

Smart Music

-Pat-Med "Jazz Night"

-Jazz Band page







Welcome to Mr. P's Bandland


Included are resources and information specifically for Band Students at South Ocean Middle School and Medford Elementary School in the Patchogue-Medford School District in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York-

-as well as resources and links that may be of interest to Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion performers at every level, from anywhere.

-This website is a work in progress, some pages may not be 100% complete.  Please check back for updates and improvements.-

Check out this TED-ed video about the effects of studying music on the brain.

South Ocean Middle School students and parents

Medford Elementary School students and parents

What can music do for kids?

Check this out.  This is really great.

Check Out These Recommended Videos of people playing instruments.

Click here for a list of qualified music instructors on your instrument -  for the summer or year-round  -




If you have any questions or comments, please E-Mail me at: jpassannante@pmschools.org


This page created by John Passannante.