Hello! My name is Shannon Patterson and I am very excited to be involved in the music program at Wishkah.Music has always been a passion of mine. I started piano lessons at six years of age, then switched to cello in fourth grade. I enjoyed participating in both orchestra and choir through junior high school, and then my family moved to a school district that did not offer orchestra. So I joined band! I began playing the trombone in tenth grade, and loved every part of being in band - including leading the marching band as drum major my senior year.I continued to participate in music at Eastern Washington University - GO EAGLES! With opportunities like marching band, concert band, jazz band, pep band, private lessons and trombone choir, I was able to have a great time and grow as a musician at Eastern. I was even lucky enough to lead the EWU Eagle Marching Band as drum major my last two years!Now I can't wait to share my passion and abilities with the music students at Wishkah. Working together we will reach new heights and have fun along the way.I love hearing from students, parents and community members - so please call or email if you have any questions or comments. Here's to a great year at Wishkah Valley School!