• best communities 2020

     

     

     

     

       NAMM Foundation

    The NAMM Foundation has recognized the Wappingers Central School District for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation

     

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    WELCOME TO MUSIC WITH MRS. BANDA!!! I AM
    LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER
    WONDERFUL YEAR OF MAKING MUSIC WITH
    ALL OF YOU!! 
     
     
    Name: Mrs. Shannon Banda
    Classes: General Music Grades K-6; 5th Grade Chorus Director and 6th Grade Chorus Director
    Phone: 845-227-1756
     
     
    About the Teacher:
    I started teaching at Gayhead in 1997 as Miss McElroy. It is hard to believe I have
    former students who have already graduated from college. Time sure does fly!
    High School: Roy C. Ketcham 
    Bachelors Degree: Ithaca College School of Music
    Masters Degree: Ithaca College School of Music


    I have always loved music. Ever since I was a little girl, I was singing! My Mom insists

    that I cried for the first three months of my life to develop my vocal chords!

    My Grandpa made me a wooden microphone when I was three years old and we

    would sing together for hours! I still have that microphone and I use it in my classroom.



    In college I was in many musicals and operas. Yes, Mrs. Banda is an opera singer
    (and I don't have horns or braided hair)!! Maybe you'll see me in a show someday!
    I have been in several productions at County Players and other local theater groups.
    I have performed at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall with Turn Up The Peace,
    and have toured Ireland with the Ithaca College Choir. 


    In my free time I like to read, sing, bake, and listen to music.
    Most of all, I love spending time with my family...
    Kaeleigh, Evan and Mr. Banda (who is the band teacher at John Jay High School) :)