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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?

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Welcome to Mr. P's Bandland

At South Ocean Middle School


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


Here you will find calendars, schedules, permission slips, and information for upcoming events.

Upcoming Performances

Spring Concert 1- Wednesday, May 3 (6th grade groups will perform)
                      @Saxton Middle School 7:00pm
Click here for Concert Dress

Spring Concert 2- Tuesday, May 9 (7th and 8th grade groups will perform)
                      @Saxton Middle School 7:00pm
Click here for Concert Dress

Memorial Day Parade- Monday, May 29 (all band members wil participate)
                      Click here for details.

This year's Calendar of Events

These are my recommended "Tiny Desk Concerts"

What can music do for kids?

Check this out.  This is really great.

These too!!!

The Landfill harmonic

More of the Landfill Harmonic

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Check Out These Recommended Videos of people playing instruments.

E-mail me 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: Jan. 10, 2017