Newhart Middle School Band, Choir and Orchestra

Mrs. Valerie Petty




Before school starts (even today), take care of your first band/orchestra assignment AND earn 5 Panther Pride Cards on the first day of school!! Students: Please register for your music Google Classroom, enter your class code & complete the Handbook Survey with your parent/guardian before school starts. It is posted online now through your Google Classroom! You must be logged in under your CUSD account. It should look similar to and be sure you are logged out of any other gmail accounts. The deadline to complete this assignment is August 29, 8 PM.

Inter. Band/Band 6 – 9cdnkt

Inter. Orch./Orch. 6 – z94ku8

Advanced Band – x6ek9p

Advanced Orch. – 1bzmcq

Wind Ensemble – es8ekw

String Ensemble – 6turxb


*If you plan on auditioning for the Ensemble level class but are currently placed in the Advanced group, please sign-up for Advanced for now. You will get a chance to move to the Ensemble class and switch your Google Classroom as needed.




Do you LOVE playing in Band or Orchestra? Do you love to sing? Parents, do you have a current 5th grade student or a future Newhart panther in 6th or 7th? Check out this video of the wonderful things happing here in the Newhart Music Programs. The Capo Area Instrumental Music Family would not be where we are today without the tremendous support from the ENTIRE CAPO COMMUNITY!

---Check out the Middle School Band, Orchestra & Choir Video Here

---Need more information? Got Questions? Please Click HERE to be directed to much more information.


Middle School Music Writing/Composition Contest

If you would like to write your own music, the PTA runs a wonderful contest called Reflections and this years' theme is "Within Reach..." There is an age group just for middle school and you do not need prior experience. Each school sets their own deadline which should be sometime around a month into school. You are welcome to click on the California PTA website for information so you can start now. You can also download this FREE computer software to help you write your own music and play it back too (please get parent permission first).


Concert Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Advanced Band, Advanced Orchestra, String Ensemble & Wind Ensemble

Disney tapes were submitted on June 2. The results should be known by August 16th. Go Panther Music!


Practice Your Note Names

Click on the Music Flash cards at the top of the page. Make sure to choose the correct clef for your instrument or treble clef for voice.


Clean your instrument BEFORE school starts!

Regular cleaning and maintenance is essential to keeping your instrument in proper working order. It is recommended to have your instrument inspected and serviced by a repair technician during a break in school so you do not miss any rehearsal time. The inspection may not result in any work being needed. However, just like an automobile it is recommended that a repair technician perform a tune-up as necessary to keep your instrument in proper working order.

All instruments should be cleaned on a routine basis - about once a month. See these videos for help.

--Brass Instrument Cleaning Video's

--BAND Instrument Cleaning Video's (Baritone horn & tuba are same as trumpet)

--String Instrument cleaning video


Helpful Music Websites

Here are links to use to help you in many different areas of music that are great to use at the beginning of the year! Check them out TODAY! More listed at the music links to the right. And don't forget to use the "Music Flash Cards" linked in the navigation at the top of all pages.

  • How Music Benefits Your Brain
  • DCI - Drum Corps International Summer Program
  • Percussion Basics
  • Ultimate College Marching Band Resource
  • Note Flight (Free Music Writing Software)
  • Practicing Help
  • Music Games, Quizzes, & Help
  • Flash Mob Professional Orchestra
  • Band Instrument Care, Hold, & Embouchure Help
  • 40 Essential Drum Rudiments