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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
December update: Soon the students will receive their individual band folders with their concert music in the folder. Students should be sure to take great care of this music as the students will need to hand in the concert music after our Spring concert due to the copyright. Once band rehearsals begin in January, students will come down two times every week for the remainder of the school year. Students will come once for their small group weekly lesson and once for band rehearsal. With the holiday season ahead please know showing interest in your child's playing goes a long way. Playing for family members during the holidays is highly encouraged!