Music at Vernon Elementary School
I work hard to instill a lifelong love of music in all my students. Students sing; learn to read music; play drums and xylophones; dance, learn music of different genres like jazz, broadway and music from around the world, compose; analyze music-high/low, fast/slow, identify instruments, decipher dynamics; 4th-6th grade students learn guitar and piano; and much, much more.
2023-24 Concert Dates
December 14th 2pm and 6:30pm
March 12th-All District Band Night at BUHS (Advanced Band only-snow date 3/13)
May 22nd-Spring Concert at 6:30pm and May 23rd at 2pm
Instrumental Lesson Program
The instrumental lesson/band program is open to all students in grades 4-6 who choose to participate. Band is once a week before school from 7:15am-8:05am. Lessons are once a week for 30 minutes during the school day.
Bad Weather School Delays
Whenever a delay has been called, band is cancelled for that day.
Lessons will continue during the day as regularly scheduled.
My name is Joyana Damon. I started teaching music in 1998 and began teaching in Vernon in 1999. Outside of school I love playing my trumpet in various ensembles, singing at area Pub Sings, attending a wide variety of concerts from Dropkick Murphy’s to The Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis to The Longest Johns, going for walks and spending time with my husband, Steve (music teacher in Guilford), and our son, Isaac (currently attending UVM).