6th Grade Band

Welcome to the 6th grade Band:

This is an exciting experience for the 6th graders and I love helping the new Central students continue with their musical education. I am also talking to new students to help them start a band instrument. 

Please contact me anytime if you feel there is a concern.  Please don't wait until the child or parent is unhappy.

This year band will meet as a music cycle period 9 five days a week. this is working out really well so far. After marking period 1 we will go back to the one day a week plus the one day lesson.

The children are learning how to follow the rotating schedule. They must practice at home one day plus the weekend and bring their instrument back to school for band. I will gently guide them through these procedures. They have a shelf for their instrument in the band room. 


At home they should be practicing two of the eight band songs. They must tap their foot, read music and progress through the weekly lesson book assignments.

It is imperative that they attend the weekly lesson prepared with instrument and folder. The monthly calendar is a place for their grades, comments from the teacher or parent, practice record and important news and events.

The 6th grade band will be performing for the Community Center Santa Arrival and also a nursing home.

I can be reached by email at eshanagher   @  longhill.org  or by cell 908.432.5990. I will be able to return your call when I am free to do so.

I'm looking forward to working with your musician. 
Eileen Shanagher