• DMMS Symphonic Band 2020-2021
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    by Scott Merrin Length: 5:17

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    by Scott Merrin Length: 4:34

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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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