• ANNOUNCEMENT: I will be available for conferences on Monday, Feb. 17th from 3:00-7:00pm in the gifted room: at the end of the 6th grade hallway, across from Mrs. McNeil's room (147).  If you are not available during these hours and would like to meet, please call or e-mail me to schedule an appointment.


    Welcome to Marion Elementary Band!

    ALL band students, grades 4-6, must have a copy of Essential Elements: Book 1 for their instrument. If you do not have one, you may order it online OR send $11 cash in a marked envelope (with the student's name AND instrument) to school.  Percussion books cost $19.25, due to larger size containing snare and mallet pages.


    ALL band students must turn in a signed practice log on a weekly basis:

    -6th Grade band: every Monday, or next full-band day. I will count the best 3 practice logs for students' grades.
    -4th-5th Grade lessons: every lesson day

    -Keep in mind that consistent practice is key to a student's development on an instrument. It is better to practice daily for 20 minutes than to practice once a week for 2 hours! Helping your child develop a practice routine or schedule will greatly benefit their progress.


    Find me in the Remind App:

    -School: Marion El School
    -Teacher: Elizabeth Thompson
    -Class: 6th Grade Band or Letter day corresponding with your student's lesson day