Welcome to Fourth Grade Band
with Ms. Marino!
Greetings! It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I welcome you to the Lancaster Central School District's Band Program! I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with students for 22 years now. This year will be my 20th year teaching students in the Lancaster Central School District.
I am the director of two (of William Street School's three) fourth grade bands. Being a music teacher is something I thoroughly enjoy, it has been a passion of mine since the early age of six. I am happy to be of service to my students and I am looking forward to getting to know each child individually and introducing them to the love of playing a musical instrument!
There are eight music teachers at WSS. The best way to contact me is to contact me directly through email at email@example.com. You will hear from me within 2 school days, however I always try to respond the same day. Throughout the year, if your child has a question or is in need of something, please have them stop by to see me. First thing in the morning is the best time. However, students are welcome to see me any day and time throughout the week. Students do not need to wait until their weekly lesson to see me or to ask questions. I am always happy to see my students and to help them with whatever they may need.
I welcome you to visit the pages on my website as there is a wealth of important information for you and there are also answers for many common questions .
I'm looking forward to working with your child. It's going to be a wonderful year!
November update: The students have now gotten into the routine of watching the clock to attend their weekly lesson. Students should only reschedule their lesson if it conflicts with swim or AIS. All students should be practicing 5 days per week for 20 minutes for a weekly total of 100 minutes. Students should strive to pass p.11 before band rehearsals begin in January. By getting to p. 11 students will be right on target and will be ready for the challenge of learning how to play in a large ensemble. I am hearing a lot of progress from the students. As they continue practicing, their lip and cheek muscles will strengthen and you will hear improvements in their tone quality. Practicing with the CD that came in the Accent on Achievement Book is highly recommended. This challenges students to play to a steady beat which is great preparation for playing in a band. More information regarding band rehearsals will come out in December. Thank you for visiting my website!