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I'm very excited to now be the 4th/5th grade instrumental director and 3rd grade recorder teacher!  We will be starting instrumental lessons at Jefferson School and Roosevelt School online soon after our instrumental recruitment gets underway.  Recorder instruction will take place later in the year.  The 4th/5th grade recruitment will be online this year - check back soon for more specific details.  Students may sign up to play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone or percussion.  I'm looking forward to working with all of you this year and can't wait to get started!  Have a great year and see you soon!

All the Best,

Mr. McConnell

Mr. Gerald McConnell graduated from Montclair State University in 2006 with a degree in Music, with an instrumental specialization.  He also attended Iowa State University where he majored in Music Arts Management.  From 1997 -2001 he served in the United States Air Force where he worked on the B-52H Stratofotress while stationed at Minot AFB, North Dakota.  Originally from Ames, Iowa, Mr. McConnell has played the trombone since fifth grade and now specializes in playing the Bass Trombone.  He has taught in Lyndhurst since 2007. He lives in Scotch Plains, NJ with his wife Cathy, and sons Michael, James, and John.


Grade 4/5 Band Recruitment Link- 2PM 9/24/20

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Meeting ID: 837 8538 6621
Passcode: 246543


If you would like to sign up for band, please fill out the following form and email to me by Friday, October 2nd.


Grade 4/5 Band Sign Up


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If you need to rent an instrument, we recommend Sweetest Sounds Music (350 Ridge Road in Lyndhurst).

Please fill out this form and return it to Sweetest Sounds Music as soon as possible.


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