• Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  My name is Mr. Merrin, and I am the Director of Bands here at Dorothy McElhinney Middle School.  I am excited for this new school year, and all of you joining our DMMS Band family.  Our core values and mission as an organization are:  Discipline in Mind, Dedication in Heart, Excellence in Performance.  Everything we do strives to live these values out. 

    STUDENTS:  Click on your class name below to access the Powerschool (Haiku) site.

    Beginning Band

    Cadet Band

    Intermediate Band

    Symphonic Band

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

    DMMS Band Website

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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