• Hello!  I miss you!  I want to see you all in person!  I'm sure many of you feel the same way.  We are all navigating the rest of the school year during Distance Learning.  Below are links to Microsoft Teams, which is the main hub of information during Distance Learning.  Please be checking email regularly, as I will be communicating with you on a regular basis throughout the remainder of the year.

    STUDENTS:  Click on your class name below to access Microsoft Teams.

    Beginning Band

    Intermediate Band 2

    Cadet Band 3

    Symphonic Band

    Cadet Band 5

    Intermediate Band 6


    PARENTS:  Please click the link below to be redirected to our Band Program website.

    DMMS Band Website



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Life Lessons With Smerrin

  • Why Music Matters To Me

    by Scott Merrin Length: 5:17

    This episode talks about how the host first came to be a musician and why he loves it today.

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  • Choosing Joy

    by Scott Merrin Length: 4:34

    Can I still be joyful, even when circumstances aren't happy?

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  • Uncertainty

    by Scott Merrin Length: 3:49

    What to do when life is uncertain?

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Mr. Merrin

Phone: 951-304-1885 ext. 3502


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Music Master of Arts in Teaching Master of Music in Music Education

Mr. Merrin

Mr. Merrin has been the Director of Bands at Dorothy McElhinney Middle School since the Fall of 2017.  Prior to coming to Dorothy McElhinney Middle School, he served as the Director of Instrumental Music for Olds Junior High & Connell High School (Connell, WA), Calvary Murrieta Christian Schools (Murrieta, CA) and James L. Day Middle School (Temecula, CA).  Mr. Merrin is a graduate of George Fox University with a BA in Music, University of Portland with a MAT and American Band College/Central Washington University with an MM in Music Education.  He resides in Winchester with his wife Laura and their children.

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