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Plainview-Old Bethpage Student Musicians Perform in NYSSMA Festival

John F. Kennedy High School’s chamber orchestra, directed by Mr. Glenn Rubin, performs at the NYSSMA Major Organization Festival at Hofstra University.
John F. Kennedy High School’s chamber orchestra, directed by Mr. Glenn Rubin, performs at the NYSSMA Major Organization Festival at Hofstra University.

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School students participated in the recent New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Major Organization Festival at Hofstra University. 

Plainview-Old Bethpage students enrolled in Mattlin Middle School’s 6th grade band and John F. Kennedy High School’s string and chamber orchestras for participating and earning distinction in the festival.

JFK High School’s chamber orchestra earned Level 6 gold with distinction, JFK’s string orchestra was awarded Level 5 gold honors, and Mattlin Middle School’s 6th grade band was honored with Level 2 gold.

The festival hosts students throughout New York State to perform three separate pieces in front of expert judges. The judges assess the student music groups on their tone, intonation, technique, accuracy, interpretation and additional musical elements.  

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