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!

Spring Session dates

February 2018 15th
March 2018 1st • 8th • 15th • 22nd
April 2018 12th • 19th • 26th
May 2018 10th • 17th • 24th • 31st

Summer Session dates

June 2018 28th
July 2018 5th • 12th • 19th • 26th

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.


Name Date Time Location

Spring Session Concert


1:00 PM

Bellport Middle School

Music in the Parks


6:00 AM

Six Flags New England

Summer Session Concert


1:00 PM

Bellport Middle School


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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

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