Musical Magnificence

The district has been named a Best Community for Music Education for 2018 by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation — the 12th year it has been recognized since 2003. The distinction recognizes districts that demonstrate outstanding commitment and efforts toward maintaining music education as part of the schools’ core curriculum.

This year, North Babylon’s exceptional music program continued to expand and support student enrichment in a variety of ways. Among a wide range of accomplishments and in addition to its students routinely earning stellar distinctions at the county and state levels, the district hosted the 2018 Area 2 NYSSMA Festival, where nearly 200 North Babylon students performed and nearly 1,000 total music students auditioned; the high school’s band dazzled in their performance at the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade; and the district established a relationship with the Northport VA Hospital, coordinating visits by its musical ensembles throughout the year.

The prestigious distinction is a testament to the skills and dedication of students throughout the district, as well as the standards of excellence and high level of music instruction at North Babylon.