Francis Wyman Band

4th Grade Band Notice

Hello Francis Wyman 4th Grade Band members, parents and guardians,

I hope you had a good year in band.  It was very exciting learning all those songs and performing for so many people.  I really enjoyed it myself.  The students worked really hard and excelled at so many things.  I am very proud of them.

As far as returning instruments,  if your student is NOT doing band next year, please notify Leonard’s Music ASAP. You’ll want to cancel your lease as soon as possible and give them time to pick up the instrument.  

However, if your student is like most and wants to continue into next year, you need not do anything. Also, returning students that are renting from Leonard’s Music should not return the instrument for the summer.  You will lose all the money you’ve paid so far in order to eventually own it.  If you have any questions, go to the Leonard’s Music website:

Amazing Concert

Both 4th and 5th grade Bands with amazing at last weeks concert.  Keep up the good work.  We’ve go to get ready for next year.

Recording of Major Triple in Bb (old Do)

Time to give your brass instrument a bath

This is only for trumpets and trombones.  All woodwinds have a cloth swab in their cases to wipe the instrument clean.  Do not put flutes, clarinets or saxes in water!!!!!

Brass Cleaning (once a month)

Supplies:  trumpet or trombone cleaning “snake.”  You can order one from Leonards Music (where you possibly rent from).   They call the kit a Trumpet Maintenance Kit and a Trombone Maintenance Kit.

Trumpet video:

Trombone video:


Concert: May 4th

Can’t wait for the concert next Thursday.

4th graders arrive at 5:50pm in my music room.  Concert is at 6:00pm.

5th graders arrive at 6:50pm in my music room.  Concert is at 7:00pm.

Ms. Gendron’s Surgery

I will be having surgery on March 16th.  I don’t know if I’ll have a sub for that day, but I will definitely be out that Thursday.  I could be back to school as soon as the next Tuesday or possibly later.  I’ll keep you updated.


Sorry that I have not been very active on the blogs.  My neck needs surgery and I’ve been in a lot of pain.  However, the kids did great at the concert.  I was so impressed with their musicality.