Music & Performing Arts

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The Trojan Drum Line is raising funds for new drums, cymbals, and harnesses.
Students have set up a GoFundMe page to help with defraying the cost of the new equipment.
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Band & Orchestra Information for 5th Grade Parents

 Recently your child attended a concert showcasing all of the musical opportunities available to them in string orchestra and band.

The four string orchestra instruments are:

Violin, Viola Cello, Bass

The Band Instruments

Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone

Baritone and Tuba– These are low brass instruments.  Students will often start on Trumpet or Trombone and switch to these instruments.

Percussion – Students must play one of the instruments above first in order to play percussion.  They must audition to show competent rhythm and note reading skills.

Why Join the Band or Orchestra?

  • Improved concentration, coordination, self-discipline
  • Current research suggests a correlation between instrumental music studies and higher standardized test scores
  • Performing is a great learning experience and a way to share music with the community
  • It is a wonderful outlet for young students to express his or her artistic ability
  • Make new friends
  • Helps build the appreciation of music
  • Raise self-confidence, no one sits on the bench

Who Can Join?

Students entering the 6th grade for the 2016-2017 school year who have the desire to learn how to make music.   No advance musical training is required. The students will start from the very beginning learning how to hold the instrument and learning how to read music.

How Do I Find an Instrument?

SHAR Music, Marshall Music and Quinlin & Fabish offer programs where you can pay a small monthly fee to rent an instrument. Money that you put in rental fees will go toward the purchase of any instrument that they sell.  These rental programs include maintenance and upkeep on the instrument being rented. If finances are an issue, we will work something out.  We have several school instruments available for use.

Please email Mrs. Zeckner with your interest and she will get you further information.



Madison Performing Arts Center more



Marcie Zeckner, Band & Orchestra 517-263-0742 ext. 400
Eric Strasshoffer, MS/HS Choir & Band 517-263-0742 ext. 499
Mary Beth Madziar, Band, Choir & General Music 517-263-0744 ext. 338
Laura Morris, Elementary General Music 517-263-0744 ext. 339
Erin Pifer, Performing Arts Club Advisor  517-263-0744 ext. 517