Welcome to the Paynter Elementary Band!
Dear Parents and Students,
Thank you for participating in the Baldwin-Whitehall Instrumental Music Program. I am looking forward to making a lot of wonderful music this year with our second year band members and our new young musicians!
Band can be a very exciting and rewarding experience. I feel that there are two main ingredients for being successful with your instrument. The first is desire. If the student likes his/her instrument and wants to play it, practicing will become a fun activity, not work. The second is commitment. Learning an instrument can be a frustrating endeavor at times. If the students and parents dedicate themselves to practicing, success will surely come.
Meet the Teacher
My name is Mike Clancy and I am really looking forward to another year of band at Paynter Elementary School! This is my fifteenth year in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District. I have been studying music for 32 years and have music degrees from Duquesne University and Slippery Rock University. I have also been performing professionally in the Pittsburgh area for nearly 25 years.