Youth Ensembles

The BAM Youth Ensembles provide challenging experiences for the young and talented musician designed to enhance and supplement school instruction. Lead by acclaimed music educator and orchestra director, Mr. Philip M. Gelfer, and experienced faculty members, students will be taught challenging literature, ensemble techniques, performance skills and sight reading while discovering a new and exciting ensemble experience. Participants will play, make new friends, experience guest conductors/clinicians and have fun!

Fall Session dates

October 2018 4th • 11th • 18th • 25th
November 2018 1st • 8th • 15th • 29th
December 2018 6th • 13th

Spring Session dates

February 2019 28th
March 2019 7th • 14th • 21st • 28th
April 2019 4th • 11th • 18th
May 2019 2nd • 9th • 16th

BYE Youth Chorus: 5:00 - 6:00 pm (SUMMER SESSION ONLY)

The Young People’s Orchestra: 6:00pm - 7:00 pm

Chamber Ensemble: 7:15pm - 7:45 pm

All rehearsals are at Bellport Middle School on Thursday evenings.

Additional Performances & Events

Name Date Time Location

Fall Session Concert


1:00 PM

Bellport Middle School

Music In Our Schools Month - Practice-A-Thon

Month of March

Month of March

Bellport Middle School

Mother's Day Plant & Bake Sale



Bellport Middle School

Spring Session Concert


1:00 PM

Bellport Middle School

MITP Rehearsal



Bellport Middle School

Music in the Parks





download form


Young People's Orchestra

• Students with 2 years experience

• Fees: Fall - $250 / Spring - $300 / Summer - $125

Chamber Ensemble

• Students at or above NYSSMA Level 4

• Fees: Fall - $300 / Spring - $350 / Summer - $175

• By Audition Only - Thursday, Sep. 28th from 5:30-8:00pm - Call for an audition time

BYE Youth Chorus

• Open to all singers age 7 and up

• Fees: Spring - $250.00 / Summer - $125

• Director: Mrs. Margaret Murphy

• Summer session ONLY

*Scholarships and sibling discounts available. Please contact BAM for more information.

Young People's Orchestra receives first place superior rating at competition

On Saturday June 4th, the Young People's Orchestra traveled to Pennsylvania to participate in the 2016 Music In The Parks competition. Thirty students performed three selections to rave reviews from the judges. Brookhaven Art and Music is proud to say that the Young Peoples's Orchestra was the highest scoring ensemble at the festival! Not only did they receive First Place honors, they also received a Superior rating. Parents and students alike enjoyed a beautiful day in the park and made our community proud. A job well done by all!

Brookhaven Art & Music

The Young People's Orchestra

Bellport Middle School

35 Kreamer Street

Bellport, NY 11713

For More Information please call: