This is the blog for the Marshall Simonds Middle School Woodwinds and Concert Band. My name is Kerry Gendron and I have been teaching music for 19 years. I received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, play 15 instruments and have three children of my own in the Burlington School System. I am also the band director for the Francis Wyman Elementary Band. In the middle school, I teach not only the concert band, but small group woodwind lessons as well. I am truly honored to work with such wonderful students in such a great facility. My main focus is to ensure that my students have the opportunity to explore and learn through the vast subject of music. Playing an instrument will vastly improve and further their brain activity. I enjoy helping each student find their way. I really enjoy teaching here at the middle school.