• Dear Fourth Grade Parents and Students,

    Welcome to the Jamestown Instrumental Program! Our program offers students the opportunity to join the band or orchestra by learning one of several instruments. Students who take advantage of this opportunity will not only grow as people, students, and musicians, but will also be able to take part in numerous activities such as concerts, parades, solo festival, marching band, and travel opportunities. Being a part of the band or orchestra is one of the greatest opportunities the Jamestown Public Schools has to offer your child and we can’t wait to welcome your family into our tradition of excellence.

    Recently your child has viewed a Google Slideshow that introduced all of the instruments available for them to begin next year. If you would like to see the presentation or review it with your child, it can be accessed through their google classroom or their music teacher’s website. In the coming weeks, we will ask your child to indicate their interest in beginning an instrument and choose 3 instruments they would like to play. From these choices, we will recommend one instrument for each student. Although we try to give everyone their first choice, please be ready to consider any of their top 3 choices.

    Once we have determined the best instrument for each student, a letter will be sent home detailing the choice we recommend along with information on an orientation meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us using the information below!


    Your Instrumental Music Department:

    Katherine Derrenbacher, Persell Strings - katherine.e.derrenbacher@jpsny.org

    Marc Lentsch, Persell Middle School Band - marc.a.lentsch@jpsny.org

    Amanda McCormick, Jefferson & Washington Strings - amanda.m.mccormick@jpsny.org

    Carrie Pawelski, Jefferson Middle School Band - carrie.a.pawelski@jpsny.org

    Gina Wakefield, Washington Middle School Band - gina.m.wakefield@jpsny.org