I hope everyone is safe and following all precautions to remain healthy.  Those who are renting instruments from the school, please keep them until further notice.  Those who are renting instruments from music stores, please keep them until June if possible.  All PWCS are closed for the remainder of the school year; therefore, instruments currently in the bandroom will have to remain there until further notice.

If you have your instrument, this is a great time to practice:
1. Long tones (all grade levels)
2. The Two Octave Chromatic Scale (7th & 8th graders)
3. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do (6th graders)
4. 7th & 8th grade percussionists: All rudiments
5. 6th grade percussionists: Single, Doubles, Triples, Triplets, Drum Roll

Continue to check this webpage for band updates, and the PWCS website for county-wide updates.  Miss you guys!

Mr. Wilcher

Hello and thank you for choosing Band!  I'm Mr. Wilcher, the Band Director of ten years here at Saunders Middle School.  I was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and graduated college from Howard University.  The real HU!  Teaching at Saunders is by far my greatest teaching experience, and I look forward to teaching your child how to read music and play a musical instrument.  Studies show that learning to play a musical instrument teaches discipline, perseverance, better coordination, increase memory, sharpens concentration, self-expression, and even relieves stress.  You've made a GREAT choice!

~Mr. Wilcher