Welcome Mr. Wilson!

Please welcome Mr. Russell Wilson, our new elementary orchestra teacher! Mr. Wilson comes to us with a Master of Music degree in Viola Performance from The Hartt School, University of Hartford and a graduate Performance Certificate from Longy School of Music. Mr. Wilson has been teaching (and will continue to teach) private viola lessons in our Instrumental and Vocal Extension Program (IVEP) for the past six years. He also has the new role as coordinator of the IVEP program.
2016-2017 Elementary Band & Orchestra Begins soon!
Our elementary band and orchestra ensembles meet before school from 8:00-8:40 a.m. If your child is in band or orchestra, please plan to drop them off at school by 7:45 a.m. so they can unpack their instruments, assemble, tune, and get ready to begin on time.

 

Elementary Band & Orchestra Schedule

Bates: Band with Ms. Verret on Mondays, starting September 26th.
Orchestra with Mr. Wilson on Tuesdays, starting on Sept. 27th.

Fiske: Band with Ms. Verret on Fridays, starting September 23rd.
Orchestra with Mr. Wilson on Mondays, starting Sept. 26th.

Hardy: Band with Ms. Verret on Tuesdays, starting Sept. 27th.
Orchestra with Mr. Wilson on Thursdays, starting Sept. 29th.

Hunnewell: Band with Ms. Dexter on Wednesdays, starting Sept. 28th.
Orchestra with Mr. Wilson on Fridays, starting Sept. 30th.

Schofield: Band with Ms. Verret on Thursdays, starting Sept. 29th.
Orchestra with Mr. Wilson on Wednesdays, starting Sept. 28th.

Sprague: Band with Ms. Dexter on Tuesdays, starting Sept. 27th.
Orchestra at Hunnewell with Mr. Wilson on Fridays, starting September 30th.

Upham: Band with Ms. Verret on Wednesdays, starting Sept. 28th.
Orchestra at Bates with Mr. Wilson on Tuesdays, starting Sept. 27th.

2016-2017 Elementary Band & Orchestra Membership FAQ:
Can my child play in the elementary band or orchestra? Who can play in the band/orchestra? When can my child enter our elementary band or orchestra?
– Student must master basic skills in their private lessons.
– Students going into 4th or 5th grade, who were in elementary band or orchestra last year may continue in their ensemble.
– Students who took private lessons on their instrument last year may join band or orchestra this year.

You may ask and address questions to your school’s band or orchestra teacher:
o Band at Hunnewell & Sprague: contact Katie Dexter at DexterK@wellesleyps.org
o Band at Bates, Fiske, Hardy, Schofield, Upham: contact Julie Verret at VerretJ@wellesleyps.org
o Orchestra (all schools): contact Russell Wilson at WilsonR@wellesleyps.org