Welcome to the Lincoln Performing Arts Band Program

    Helpful Information to start the year located below

    Band Handbook

    Local Music Stores

    Class Materials



    Trumpet Fundamentals Winter Workshop Scheduled for January with Russ Gaffney
    Professional teaching artist Russ Gaffney will be teaching a virtual workshop for middle and high school students each Thursday during the month of January. Middle school sessions will be from 4 - 4:30 p.m. and high school sessions will be from 5 - 5:30 p.m. All sessions will be virtual.
    ·    Jan. 7 - "Warm Up": Learn the importance of Warm Up and Warm Down
    ·    Jan. 14 - "Flexibility": Learn why the Tongue is not just for Articulation.
    ·    Jan. 21 - "Range": Learn effective techniques for increasing your range to High C and beyond.
    ·    Jan. 28 - "What Have You Learned?": Showcase what you have learned.
    Registration Deadline: Monday, Dec. 14.
    Cost: $100 ($25 per lesson) *If a student cannot afford this workshop,  Reach out and let us know how GCS Arts can help.
    *Full payment of $100 or $25 per session must be made by Friday, Jan. 29. Check payments can be made out to “Guilford County Schools” (memo: GCS Arts) and mailed to the following address below. 
    GCS Arts Department (Attn: Maria-Elena Surprenant)
    501 W. Washington St.
    Greensboro, NC 27401
    Have a question? Contact Fine Arts Grants Curator Maria-Elena Surprenant at surprem@gcsnc.com and/or (336) 337-2487.

    Remind 101

    Follow the link below to join or click on the PDF link for instructions


    Remind Instructions


    Band T-Shirts 

    New Band shirts will be Considered this Year


    To be worn by band students during:

    • Band Field Trips 
    • Performing Arts Day 
    • Pep band Performances 
    • Carowinds Performance 
    • Jazz Band Performances 
    • Spring Concert: All Students


Mr. Parnell
  • My name is Mr. Parnell and I am the band director at the Academy at Lincoln.

    This is my 3rd year at Lincoln and my 13th year as an educator.

    I have a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Music Education from UNCG.