• Welcome to the Williams MS Orchestra website!! Orchestra class is designed to learn the basic performance skills of string instruments--violin, viola, cello, and double bass. I hope that you will find this to be a useful tool during your time as a member of the Williams MS Orchestra. Please take a few moments and check out the information that I have put on the website.

    My name is Mr. Mark Jackson and I am excited about working with the orchestra classes at Williams MS. I am a veteran teacher of 20 years and I enjoy working with music students of all ages. I have also worked with orchestra/strings students in Florence Public School District One at Dewey L. Carter ES, Greenwood ES, South Florence HS, Southside MS.

    I am also involved with several other activities related to music. I work with the Florence Symphony Youth Orchestra as the assistant conductor of the ensemble. I maintain my performance skills as a cellist in the Florence Symphony Orchestra. I am also the personnel manager in charge of hiring musicians with the Florence Symphony Orchestra. Finally, I am the Handbell Director of my church, St. Luke Lutheran, on Cherokee Road.

    Thanks for your support of the Williams MS Orchestra program. If you need to contact me, please e-mail me at mjackson@fsd.org. I am looking forward to a great school year.

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Mark Jackson