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Welcome to the Appoquinimink School District Beginning Band and Strings Program!


In 4th and 5th grade, our students have an opportunity to choose and instrument and join the band or strings program. On this page you will find resources to hear/see the instruments, register for the program, and get set up through Zeswitz Music for a rental instrument. You’ll also find important dates and links to find out more about how our lesson program works. If you have any questions about this process or the program in general, please contact the band or strings director for your school listed on this site. 

We are looking forward to meeting you all very soon!

Want to know more about how the program works?
Click the Star to read our Handbook!

Upcoming events:

  • May 1st – Registration OPENS!

  • May 21st – Instrument Walkabout  

    • 10AM-2PM @ Appo High

  • Sept 13th – Fall Info Night

  • Sept 18th – Registration CLOSES!

  • Sept 26th – Lessons Begin!

meet your teacher!

Click on your teacher's picture to learn more about them!


Barbara Elder

Band Director

Cedar Lane Elementary

Lorewood Grove Elementary

Olive B. Loss Elementary

Virtual Academy

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Scott Lynch

Band and Strings Director

Bunker Hill Elementary

Townsend Elementary


John Gordon

Orchestra Director

Odessa High School

Cantwell's Bridge Middle School

Old State Elementary


Anita Pisano

Strings Director

Brick Mill Elementary

Cedar Lane Elementary

Lorewood Grove Elementary

Olive B. Loss Elementary

Silver Lake Elementary

Virtual Academy


Jillian Wu

Band Director

Brick Mill Elementary

Old State Elementary

Silver Lake Elementary

A Guide to Picking Your First Student Instrument

meet the instruments!

intro to band instruments



alto saxophone



intro to string instruments





combo drum/bell kit