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As a 4th - 8th grade student, you have the opportunity to learn to play a band instrument. How exciting! Some of you are already experienced instrumentalists and have played in the band. Others are less experienced or are beginners and would like to join. No matter what your level, ALL of you are WELCOME to be a part of St. John’s School Band.

This year Mrs. Sonne will be directing the band program. As you know, Mrs. Sonne is the General Music teacher here at St. John’s School. With her background in instrumental music and experience as a band director, Mrs. Sonne is well qualified to assume this position. Mrs. Sonne received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education (BM) with an instrumental concentration at SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia School of Music. She continued her Graduate studies at SUNY Fredonia and received Permanent Teacher Certification in Music (K-12). Before her appointment at St. John’s School, Mrs. Sonne was the Band Director at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart in Amherst, NY for 6 years. She directed the Band, Percussion Ensemble and Flute Ensemble and taught group and individual lessons, music theory and piano. She is excited to be a part of the growing music program here at St. John’s School. Mrs. Sonne looks forward to working with our instrumental musicians.

Band Information 2016-2017 PDF