Elementary Band Program

    Mrs. Vanessa Duckworth ext. 6546

    Mrs. Jill Ivy ext. 6632 

    Mr. Ethan Pipion ext. 6545

    Recognizing that every child deserves the opportunity to have a quality music education, the Colton Joint Unified School District offers music instruction in band to fifth and sixth-grade students and music instruction on recorders to all fourth-grade students. Studies have shown that students who receive lessons in a quality music program have greater successes in academics and are better equipped to succeed in college or other post-secondary challenges. Further, students with a music education are highly desired by employers and college admission boards. Non-musical skills such as the discipline to practice independently, perform publicly, and the responsibility of caring for a valuable piece of musical equipment benefits students in all areas of life.

    Students who elect to participate in the elementary band program are permitted to choose their own instrument, selecting from the flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. These students receive music instruction twice a week for thirty minutes each time and all band classes occur during the school day. For specific class times, please contact either your student's school or band director. Students are expected to provide their own instrument and book to participate in the elementary band program. If your student is interested in joining band, but your family is unable to afford an instrument at this time, please contact your student's band teacher. Each elementary school has a band program, which is taught by one of the following six teachers. Please consult the list below to determine which teacher to contact with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing your child in band.

  • Upcoming Parent/Instrument Rental Nights:

    Colton Area Elementary Sites - September 16 at 5:30 pm at Rogers
    Grant, Rogers, McKinley, Lincoln, Birney
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    Grand Terrace Area Elementary Sites - September 17 at 6:00 pm at THMS
    Wilson, Cooley Ranch, Reche Canyon, Grand Terrace
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    North Bloomington Area Elementary Sites - September 18 at 5:00 pm at JBMS
    Lewis, Grimes, Crestmore
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    South Bloomington Area Elementary Sites - September 19 at 5:00 pm at ROHMS
    Zimmerman, Sycamore Hills, Jurupa Vista, Crestmore
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    Please review the chart below to find your school's band teacher.