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Contact Aaron Lovato  Aaron Lovato (505) 857-9282 ex: 33880 Teacher
Contact Donna Schmidt  Donna Schmidt (505) 857-9282 ex: 33880 Teacher/Electives Dept Head

Join Band!


Learn to Play an Instrument!

Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone

Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion


 Why Music?


Music promotes academic success.

Music teaches discipline.

Music increases self-esteem.

Music relieves stress.

Music is fun and social.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need to know how to play an instrument to join?

Not at all.  We will teach your child everything he/she needs to know to play.  We will start at the beginning with how to hold and handle the instruments, and together they will learn to read and play music.


When will classes meet and how much time will it take?

Our classes meet during the regular school day.  Students attend band class daily just like their other academic classes.


How much will it cost?

Band is relatively inexpensive activity.  Obtaining an instrument will not be difficult. Many instruments are available through the school and area music stores offer monthly instrument rental for a moderate fee.  We don’t want students to be excluded for financial reasons; we will certainly assist you in any way that we can.


How do I sign my child up for band?

Simply select Beginning Band on your child’s DRMS registration card.


What if my child has already played a band instrument?

Students with experience on a band instrument should select Cadet Band on the registration card.  


Can you be involved in the band and participate in other school activities like sports, cheerleading, dance, or art etc.?

Absolutely!  Due to the fact that we rehearse during the school day, many of our students are able to be involved in other activities.  Music students are often among the busiest students in the school.  The experience that they gain in balancing these interests and activities often proves to be one of life’s most valuable lessons.