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Mr. Greene's Middle School
Band Page

Welcome back to all the returning and new 6-8 grade band students.  My name is Anthony Greene and I conduct the 6th, 7th and 8th grade bands at the JD Middle School.  I am originally from Frederick, Maryland moving to Fayetteville, NY nearly 21 years ago to attend Syracuse Universty.  I hold a B.S. in Music Industry for James Madison University, Masters Degree in Music Education and C.A.S in Educational Leadership from Syracuse University.  I teacher all winds and percussion at the middle school and began informal studies on Mandolin and Violin (proving to be very small in my hands).  I perform professionally with Prime Time (see photo).  This is my 12th year at JDMS working with our wonderful students. 


Mr. Anthony Greene
6-8 Bands, Jazz Ensemble
5th Grade Percussion

Method Books

Grade 5:  Student Instrument Course (Belwin/Alfred) Book 1 (Green)
Grade 6:  Standards of Excellence Book
Grades 7-8:  Student Instrument Course (Belwin/Alfred) Book 2 (Orange)


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2655 Falls Rd.
Marcellus, NY 13108


Music & Arts
Derek Rice (Sales Representative)
Market Fair North Shopping Plaza
4106 Route 31, Suite 901
Clay, NY


Band Equipment Recommendations: 

As the young band student improves, it becomes necessary to upgrade from beginning level mouthpieces to more intermeidate equipment.  Just like children out-grow clothes,  beginning band equipment becomes inadequate for advancement.  Below are the recommended upgrades for band students in the Jamesville-DeWitt School District.

Mouthpiece - Vandoren B-45
Ligature - Rovner DARK
Reeds- Vandoren (Blue Box) 2 1/2

Alto Saxophone
Mouthpiece - Selmer C*
Ligature - Rovner DARK
Reeds - LaVoz Medium or Vandoren (Blue Box) 2 1/2

Mouthpiece - Bach 5c

French Horn
Mouthpiece - Holton Farkas MC


Mouthpiece - Bach 61/2 AL

Mouthpiece - Bach 24AW

Sticks - Vic Firth SD1
JAZZ Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble will begin rehearsals on October 6th.  Students should arrive at 7AM and we start rehearsing at 7:05.  In the past,  parents have taken turns purchasing donuts for this morning event. 

7-8  All-County Band and Orchestra

Information will be coming out soon regarding the all county audition material. 

NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble

Information Coming Soon!!!!!

Important Information: (Under Construction)

Concert Attire
Concert Etiquette
Concert Attendance
Concert Participation Requirements
School Instrument Policy





Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300

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