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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.
Odyssey Band Announcements
Hey, check this video out. It is a look at band life at Mariner High School.
Hi OE band students,
If you borrowed a school instrument and were unable to drop your instrument off last week, you can still drop it off when you go to pick up your lunch.
Thank you for making sure these instruments get returned.
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.
Post Phoned due to school closures. Please check back for updates Schools involved are: Fairmount, Horizon, Lake Stickney, Odyssey, Challengar, Olivia Park, Discovery, Voyager, Explorer, Mariner
NEW DATE: Did you leave your instrument at school? The district is providing time on Wednesday March 25 from 8:00-10:00 am at your school to retrieve it. Please contact me ASAP if you need to pick it up.