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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 15th – Instrument Safari Event (car parade style) OR

  • June 3rd – Spring Info Night (virtual event)

  • September 21st – Fall Info Night 

  • September 26th - Registration closes 

  • Oct. 1st – Lessons Start

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

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Scott Lynch

Band and Strings Director

Bunker Hill Elementary

Brick Mill Elementary

Old State Elementary

Townsend Elementary


John Gordon

Orchestra Director

Odessa High School

Meredith Middle School

Silver Lake Elementary


Anita Pisano

Strings Director

Cedar Lane Elementary

Lorewood Grove Elementary

Olive B. Loss Elementary


Jillian Wu

Band Director

Brick Mill Elementary

Old State Elementary

Silver Lake Elementary

Townsend 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