Welcome to Mr. Morgan's Class

  • Mr. Morgan

    Welcome to the 2021-22 school year in Gateway Bands! I teach 6th-8th Grade Band, Jazz Band, and General Music. I graduated from Central Washington University in 2012 with a Bachelor's of Music in Instrumental Music Education. I graduated from the University of South Florida in 2020 with a Master's of Music Performance degree. I have taught in Everett Public Schools for my entire teaching career. Please check the links to the left for information about important dates, what your student needs to be successful for their class, homework assignments, and practice resources. This page, the Gateway Band webpage, and my Canvas courses will be updated throughout the year.  I'm looking forward to working with this year's excellent music students! 

    Band this year will look much like it did in the past! We will begin the school year in-person with guidelines, policies, and appropriate PPE in place to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. We will continue to follow guidance by the Washington State Department of Health to ensure we are keeping students as safe as possible at all times. Regularly updated guidelines will be included in the links on the left hand side of the page for your information and to help prepare your student for school. Keep in mind that many things, including performances, are subject to change depending on State, Department of Health, and Everett Public Schools recommendations.

    Students do not need to have their instruments ready to go for the first week of school. We will discuss instrument rental and check-out during class sessions. 

    Beginning Band students do not need to have an instrument yet, nor do they need to know what instrument they want to play! We will explore the different instruments and find the right one for you during class. If you would like to explore instruments early and take a quiz we will use in class to help you choose an instrument, click the following link and explore the following webpage to learn more about band:

    https://www.bepartofthemusic.org/group/index.php?id=6598 

    Please look through the links on the left for detailed information about the band program. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns. I will respond as quickly as I am able. I am so excited to begin this school year, and I'm looking forward to working with this year's excellent music students!

    Thomas Morgan

    Band Office Phone: 425-385-6767
    Band Classroom Phone: 425-385-6761
    GMS Band Webpage: Gateway Band Homepage