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Mrs. Martin

Welcome to 5th grade Band.  I have been teaching Instrumental Music in this district since 2003.  I currently teach Band at Columbia, Mukilteo, Horizon, Fairmount, Odyssey, and Lake Stickney Elementary schools.  I also teach primary music and Special Needs music/Pe at Columbia.

I grew up in Pullman WA and attended WSU. I have been playing instruments since I was in the 4th grade. I participated in the Cougar Marching Band and even marched in the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena CA.

I met my husband in college and moved to Everett in 2001.  I have 3 beautiful daughters who also love music.  My oldest currently plays trumpet in the OV band.

Learning to play an instrument can be very exciting and also difficult.  It takes patience and practice.  I will teach you the very basics and by the end of the year, you will be able to play many different songs.  You will also be ready to join the Middle School bands where you will have the opportunity to travel and participate in parade performances.  You will have a lot of fun if you stick with it.

Horizon Band Announcements

  • Hey, check these videos out.  They include information about Explorer Middle School band and a look at band life at Mariner High School.

     

    https://youtu.be/OdX8y6D2_e4

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nBwGzyLveIj8uta-zCvPeQbhPJ6jhu6b

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  • Hi HO band kids,

    Please plan on bringing your instrument to school on Wednesday, June 10 from 12:00-2:00 pm to return it.  If you cannot make that time, please send me an email.  You can bring it when you pick up lunch, I just need to know that is what you would like to do.  I  need to let the lunch staff know.

    Thank you

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  • 6th Grade Band Info:

    Hello 5th graders.  Many of you participated in band and orchestra this year.  You have the option to continue in Middle school.  Some of you have already signed up.  Some of you did not play this year, but would like to.  You are welcome to  join the band or orchestra even if you have no experience.  I have attached a video from Mr. Moody who teaches band at Harbour Pointe.  Please watch.  It is not too late to sign up.  If you have already registered and want to change your schedule to include band or orchestra, please contact Mr. Moody Moodysj@mukilteo.wednet.edu, Mrs. Bathurst BathurstDL@mukilteo.wednet.edu, or Mrs. Francisco FranciscoMM@mukilteo.wednet.edu

     If you are attending Explorer or Olympic view next year, the activities are very similar.  Please contact Ms. Valdez valdezal@mukilteo.wednet.edu at Explorer or Mr. Ray rayjb@mukilteo.wednet.edu at Olympic view for help in changing your schedule.

                Lisa Martin, 5th grade band

    https://youtu.be/WyY-uPi1fcc

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  • Hi band students and families,

    I hope you are well.  I know we are living in an interesting time.  I miss not being able to teach you in person and hear your progress.  I hope you are all taking some time to practice your instruments.  

    I am putting lessons under the resources tab for you to help with your practicing.  Please take some time to look through them.  I will be putting practice sheets for fingering practice, lessons on subjects such as key signatures, and other helpful tips.

    If you have any questions, please send me an email.  If you would like, you could record yourself playing and send it to me.  I would like to hear your progress.

    Please go through your band book and practice the exercises, making sure you check the colored boxes at the top of the pages.  

    Please continue to check my page for updates.

    Stay safe and keep playing.

    Mrs. Martin

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