• Washington Gifted
    Middle School Bands!

    Email Address: MARK.JIROUSEK@PSD150.ORG
    Phone number: (309) 672-6563

    Hello, my name is Mark Jirousek and I am the Band Director at Washington Gifted School. I have been teaching for 28 years and this is my seventh year at Washington.   If my face looks familiar to you,  I completed a successful 18 year tenure at Richwoods High School as director of the Concert and Marching Bands and am thrilled having the opportunity to continue the well-established tradition of musical excellence at Washington.  Almost half of the students enrolled at Washington are involved in Band.  BAND IS THE PLACE TO BE!
    Instrument Trials  
    One of my on-going professional growth goals is increased parent communication through the use of this website.  While teaching is not new to me,  my webpage design is still developing. This site will evolve over time and I hope you will check back often to see the latest additions and revisions. Just see the menu to the left for "UPDATES" for the most recent announcements.   As always, please feel free to email me any time.
    Band Objectives

    To increase the students musical knowledge and skill on their respective instruments. To enhance their understanding of the importance of music in our culture. To perform at various school & community functions. To better understand the concepts of teamwork, discipline, responsibility and community.



    Band Students should practice Band music 20 minutes minimum per day.  Please return the signed practice form upon return to school.


    Mark Jirousek