Washingtonville Middle School Foreign Language Program
Washingtonville Middle School Music Program
Ms. Giorgio – 7th/8th Grade Concert Band Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Groth – 6th Grade Choral Director / General Music - email@example.com
Ms. Narken – 7th/8th Grade Choral Director / General Music - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Shackleton – 6th Grade Band Director - email@example.com
Ms. Skopin – 7th/8th Grade Concert Band Director / General Music - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions after reading this please contact us via email, call the MS music department or the MS guidance office at 497-4000.
You will be making a decision about your choice for music when you come tour the middle school. Please discuss these options with your parents and know what you want to do in 6th grade.
What music ensembles / music classes can I be a part of in Middle School?
How often will I have music at the middle school?
All of the music classes at the middle school are scheduled during the school day and meet every other day for the entire school year.
Can I be in both Band and Chorus?
Yes you can! In 6th grade students can take both band and chorus. In 7th and 8th grade you can take both Band and Chorus but you have to give up 2 strategies classes. This strategies class is not a graded class and will not affect your core classes.
Are there small group instrumental lessons?
Yes. The middle school band program has a rotating small group lesson component, just like the elementary schools’ band program. Lessons will be rotated through different periods so students will not miss a class more than once every 4-5 weeks!
Does the band/chorus travel?
Yes. The Wind Ensemble and Select Chorus participate in the Music in the Parks Festival at Dorney Park in May. The 6th Grade Band usually goes to the NYSSMA Major Organization Evaluation Festival (“NYSSMA Majors”) each Spring.
What Honor Ensembles are available?