Welcome to the Music and Performing Arts Department of Plainview-Old Bethpage
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.
Mr. Michael Rodgers, Director of Music and Performing Arts
“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, Band Teacher at Stratford Road and Old Bethpage