All instrumental ensembles are under the direction of:

Mr. Ray.

Mr. Ray is the current Director of Bands here at Cherry Ave. Middle School. Before teaching at Cherry Mr. Ray was the Director of Bands and VAPA Department Head at Mt. Whitney High School from 2007-2015. Mr. Ray earned his B.A. in Music from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a Masters in Music in Instrumental Conducting through the American Band College of Sam Houston State University.

Mr. Daniels

Mr. Daniels is the Assistant Band Director for the Jr. High programs as well as the Co-Director for the 6th grade programs at Cherry Ave. In addition to Cherry Ave. Mr. Daniels is also the head director at Garden Elementary.



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6th Grade Band

Class Information

6th Grade Band is open to all students at Cherry Ave. Middle School. Emphasis on basic music concepts and techniques are taught for students to learn a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. Reading music, proper sound production, and concert etiquette are stressed and students are expected to perform at all local concerts.

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Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

6th Grade Instrument options:

Students, practice your note naming and fingerings. Click here for Music Racer.