The Music program at Simonds is 100% funded through the SMTF. Without your financial support, our students wouldn’t be enriched with a well-rounded education that includes free weekly music instruction in each grade and yearly grade-level performances.
WEEKLY MUSIC CLASSES
From Transitional Kindergarten to 5th grade, each class joins our fabulous instructor, Mrs. Micaela Johnson from Rhythm and Moves, for one period of music education every week. The program is adapted to each grade and follows state and national standards. Students enjoy learning about everything from rhythms, to instruments experimentation, to exposure to different composers and styles. Additionally, each grade presents a musical adapted to their curriculum for parents and family.
CHOIR (Extracurricular music program held after school)
Our new and wonderful Choir Director, Mr. Corey Miller, from Castillero Middle School, will lead the Simonds choir. Members of the choir perform in the Winter and Spring performances and at many school events throughout the year. Simonds 4th and 5th graders have priority, but 3rd graders may register if space allows.
BAND (Extracurricular music program held after school)
Under the continued excellent leadership of Mr. Ron Bowman, Band Director at Castillero Middle School, 4th and 5th graders learn instruments that include: flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and percussion. Students may borrow the SMTF-purchased and district-owned instruments when available or use their own. Parents are invited to performances in the Fall and Spring. Simonds’ Band prepares students to enter middle school Intermediate Band.
STRINGS (Extracurricular music program held after school)
Under the guidance of our new and fantastic Orchestra Director, Mr. Scott Krijnen from Castillero Middle School, 4th and 5th graders learn string instruments like violin, viola, and cello. Students may borrow the SMTF-purchased and district-owned instruments when available or use their own. Simonds’ String program prepares students to enter Castillero Intermediate Orchestra.
new changes to all extracurricular music programs
NEW Days and Times
The program will begin the week of September 9th from 3:15 - 4:15 pm, including early out Tuesdays.
Mr. Ron Bowman will teach the full band on Tuesdays, woodwinds on Thursdays and brass/percussion on Fridays.
Mr. Scott Krijnen will teach strings on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Mr. Corey Miller will teach choir on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Winter Concert - December 10, 2019
Spring concert - May 26, 2020
Choir $225 (4th and 5th graders get priority; 3rd graders will be allowed to register starting on August 26th)
We are no longer accepting online registrations for Choir. A waitlist for the Band and Strings is available. Click on the button below if you wish to be on the waitlist.
Three chaperones per day or per group after school 3:00-4:30pm to watch kids from 3:00-3:15pm and to make sure all kids get picked up at 4:15pm and help director during class and clean up.
Please download the following forms. Complete and return them on the day that your child picks up his/her instrument.
2019 - 2020 grade-level music performance dates
Kinder Pow Wow: TBD
Cast A: 6:00pm / Cast B: 7:00pm
1st Grade Musical: March 10, 2020
2nd Grade Musical: February 4, 2020
3rd Grade Musical: January 14, 2019
4th Grade Musical: April 7, 2020
5th Grade Musical: November 12, 2019