Welcome to Mrs. Behr's



    Hello Band Parents and Students. I have been teaching in North Bellmore for 20 years. I have a BFA from Buffalo University and a Masters Degree from Dowling College in Special Education. I teach Band instruments at both Dinkelmeyer and Martin Ave Elementary. I also conduct a Jazz band that is comprised of students from both of my buildings and have been the lead conductor for the District Festival Band. If you ever have any questions please feel free to contact me by email Dbehr@northbellmoreschools.org 


    I hope all of you are feeling healthy and enjoying this time with your families.  In light of the recent school closure, all band assignments will be on www.essentialelementsinteractive.com 

    Please log in and check the assignments listed. Please have your child submit all recordings, remember first they must save it then go to all recordings and submit. 

    Practice all band music and record using the all-music tab
    Use the belt log as a guide for submissions.  
    I will be uploading instructional videos as I see needed.  Currently there are some new drum pad warmups posted.  All wind players should watch the tonguing videos.                                                                               Please check the resources tab regularly for new videos.

    All beginners should also use www.musictheory.net to practice note reading.

     Stay healthy and I look forward to seeing all of you again in the near future, 

    Mrs. Behr


  •  all NYSSMA festivals have been cancelled for the 2020 season

    NYSSMA information and forms below

     What is NYSSMA?

    solo registration form

    Guitar nyssma registration form

     Desiree Behr
     Band 4-6
    Register to receive text message reminders
    All groups use the same number
    Dink 4th Dink 5th Dink 6th  Martin 4th  Martin 5th        Martin 6th
    @4dink18 @5dink18/19  @6dink1819  @martinave18
      @martinave5   @6martin18
    If you registered last year there is no need to sign up again.  
    Jazz Band
    Dinkelmeyer News
    Band meets on days 2 & 5 this year
    Martin Ave News
    Band meets on days 3 & 4 this year
    Jazz Band News
    Rehearsals take place every day 6 at Dinkelmeyer
    Please note that since the Jazz Band comprised of children from both Dinkelmeyer and Martin Ave the members are required to be at all concerts both inschool and evening.
    Evening Concert will run as follows

    Dates To Remember

    all concerts cancelled 



    The Dinkelmeyer School

    Martin Ave School

    Winter Concert

    5th & 6th Grade Sr. Band
     Jazz Band

    Spring  Concert

    5th & 6th Grade Sr. Band
    Jazz Band




     Jr. Band Concert



    Memorial Day Parade


    North Bellmore District Festival Concert