Ellen Shelly » Ms. Shelly

Ms. Shelly

Director of Instrumental Music- PMS
Woodwind Caption Head- PHS
Bachelor of Science in Music Education - Millersville University 
Honors in Music 
NJ Teacher of Music
PA Instructional I- Music
National Association for Music Education
North Jersey School Music Association  
Important Band Info/Links
Charms is a software program that helps bands organize data, student info, and events/announcements
The code is PhillipsburgMSBand, all student passwords are initially their student ID number
Follow PMS Band on twitter! @pmsbanddirector
We also utilize Remind as an essential communication tool. Class Code: @pmsins
Phillipsburg Middle School Instrumental Music
The PMS Bands are dedicated to providing students with an exceptional musical education while being a safe place for middle schoolers to grow as people. We build upon the students existing musical foundation so that our students are able to perform with confidence at a high level. We recognize the multitude of cognitive, social, and emotional benefits the study and performance of an instrument bring and that music is intrinsic to human beings.
6th Grade Band: All incoming 6th Graders, as well as any beginner musicians. Rehearses during school and occasionally after.
7th&8th Grade Band: All 7th&8th Graders. Rehearses during school and occasionally after. 
Select Band: Begins in January each year, the ensemble consists of 7th&8th Grade Band members as well as auditioned 6th graders
Jazz Band: An auditioned group of 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders, meets mainly after school
Students each receive a small group lesson once a week during the school day