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Monday, August 22, 2016

Timberline and Peakview

Also, we will probably be combining Peakview and Timberline students at one those schools. Please stay tuned on this but we will have morning classes available for them.

Rental Fairs this week. 2016 classes begin after Labor Day Weekend

Classes are starting the week after Labor Day weekend.

If you are a second year player, plan on Laredo Middle School classes 6:55-7:45 on Mon/Wed
Or same time on Tuesday/Thursday nights @ Campus Middle School. Bring last year's book and a folder or binder for music. Always bring a pencil to class, please. 

Third year players, meet Mon/Wed 4:30-5-20 @ Fox Hollow elementary. Please bring last year's 2nd year book, and a folder or binder for class....and pencil, please, and thanks! 

Enroll, and pay @
Also other class info for both band and orchestra listed there.

Rental Nights this week:
Trails West Elementary: Tuesday Night  8/23/16 6:30-8:00 PM 
Fox Hollow Elementary: Thursday night 3/25/16 6:00-7:30

Looking forward to making music with you all this year! Yay!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

CCEIM classes start week after Labor Day weekend

Happy August to you!

It's hard to believe we are gearing up for school already.  If you are looking for info on continuing, or beginning string classes, that I am involved with, you've come to the right place!

Classes for CCEIM will not begin until the week after Labor Day weekend.  My first day will be Wednesday, Sept 7.  I will be directing the 
Peakview beginners, on mornings, from 7:50-8:40, M & W 

Fox Hollow beginners from 3:30-4:25, M & W 

Third Year class from 4:30-5:20 at Fox Hollow Elementary M&W

Laredo beginning class, open to all beginners from 6:00 -6:50 PM 
Monday and Wednesday 

Laredo 2nd year class, from 7:00-7:50 PM, M & W

Rental nights will be towards the end of August, and announced soon. 
Also, you will soon be able to start enrolling and paying tuition for your student's classes at  Check that, in about a week, for other info on band classes, and west side classes. 

These are all the string classes available at present, on the east side of the district.  We have a sister class to the Laredo evening classes, that meets on Tuesday, and Thursday, rather than M & W.  So that may be an option for some of you.  

If you are interested in the third year strings, please email me at Make sure your are comfortable with the D, G, and C major scales. If you are unsure of these scales, look at Page 44 in the second year book.  Also, make sure you've reviewed your note reading skills in first and second year books, etc. 

Second Year String classes will be reviewing out of the Essential Elements , Book one, and sheet music, for several weeks.  So, no need to go out and buy the next book yet.  

Please feel free to email me with any questions.  

Can hardly wait to be making music with you all, soon!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

New Year! Back to regular class times


Hope you are ready to get back to making music,  I'm looking forward to seeing you all  again. Regular class times meet starting this Wednesday, the 6th.  There is no school on Monday , so 
Wednesday will be our first class back. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dec 16 Laredo concert

Tonight is the night for 1st and 2nd years who take at Laredo evening magnet program to perform. It is also the night you third years perform.

Here is a map link for my third years 

1st and 2nd years, arrive at your usual class time. 

Third years, arrive orchestra room by 7:20. Remember there is no class this afternoon. You need to drive around to back of school, enter through back double doors on south side of school. Turn right down first hallway, and go all the way down to orchestra room on right. Parents, can be seated in Central 
Commons area, which is up the left hall after you enter through back double doors. 

All groups, please  wait until the previous group is done performing before entering the commons area to be seated, etc.  When you are done, please clear the area and go enjoy some refreshments in back entry hall!  Yay!  Looking forward to seeing you all!  

Don't forget to bring some refreshments to share after your performance. 

Regular classes resume January 4th, after winter break.

Sunday, December 13, 2015


YAY,  we have a place to have a concert!  

Please arrive at the orchestra room at 7:15. Some of you are able to tune yourself. Madelyn Ericksen, will also be there to help tune, as well. Stay in the orchestra room, and warm up until I get back from directing the second years. Madelyn will be helping with this.  I could also use one or two parent helpers in the orchestra room, during this tuning and organization time, since I will be in performance  with second years until about  7:35.  Please email me if you can do that. We will start performing about 7:45. We should be done shortly after 8:00. Ha. If my calculations are correct. 


See you in class tomorrow, Monday!

Laredo- Trio of concerts Dec 16

Yay! Concert time coming for 1st and 2nd year students who meet for evening classes at Laredo! 

Students in each class should come at REGULAR class time. 
Report to orchestra room at that time. 
Parents, come in same doors, but turn to left , and go up to Central Commons room on your right. 

1st years will begin performing about 6:20.
2nd Years, arrive by 6:55.  You will probably perform about 7:15.
When your group is done, be sure, to move out of performance area, and into hallway where refreshments are. I will be needing to move three groups through that performance area that night, since there is not enough room in the performance area to accommodate all three groups. If you are interested  in seeing one of the other groups, stand in back or outside Windows  of performance room.  Give preference to the families of the ones performing, please. 

My third years, who meet at another school, will be performing last on this Wednesday night, at Laredo. They will start about 7:45 Please check post entitled THIRD YEAR CONCERT, if you are in that class or are family. 

Feel free to bring cookies, or treats, or veggies to entry hallway to share with others after your performance.  There will be a table there in entry hallway for that.  

Ok!  Looking forward to sharing our music with parents and friends!