Course Overview

Calendar of events


Lesson Schedule

-Private Instruction

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
Music teachers' recommended listening
Mr. Passannante's Picks

Mr. P's upcoming performances

Music Software metronome

Smart Music

-Pat-Med "Jazz Night"







Welcome to Mr. P's Bandland

At Medford Elementary School


     Included are resources and information specifically for Band Students at  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.-


Upcoming Performances

Spring Concert 1- Wednesday, June 7 (4th and 5th grade groups will perform)
                      @Saxton Middle School 7:00pm
Click here for Concert Dress

Click here for a calendar of 4th grade band days for the year

  If you have any questions, check the links on the left side of this page or contact me

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

What can music do for kids?

Check this out.  This is really great.

These too!!!

The Landfill harmonic

More of the Landfill Harmonic 

Check Out These Fun Videos of people playing instruments.

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




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This page created by John Passannante.

Last updated: Sept. 11, 2016