• Monte Vista Middle School
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Welcome to the Monte Vista Middle School Music Program!

  • Monte Vista offers three levels of band:  

    Beginning Band - No experience needed! Students may learn Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, French Horn,Trombone, or Baritone.
    Intermediate Band - For 7th and 8th grade students with at least 1 year of experience.
    Advanced Band - 7th and 8th grade students with at least 2 years of experience may audition to become part of the award-winning MVS Advanced Band. 

    Interested in being in band?  Email Miss Copsey at pcopsey@pleasantvalleysd.org for more information.


    1.  All band students should bring their instrument, method book and sheet music to every class session.  Please remember to drop off your instrument in the band room before school (8:05-8:25 AM).  

    2.  6th grade 3B students (Intro to Instrumental Music) - Please turn in your Contract and Field Trip Form by Friday, February 7th.  If you need to borrow a PVSD instrument, please fill out and return an Instrument Request Form as soon as possible.  The welcome packet can be found here.

    3. Music Appreciation 1B students - Please turn in your signed Welcome Letter as soon as possible.  The letter can be found here.

    4.  Attention Advanced Band students!  The Disney Magic Music Days Workshop information will be sent home soon.  The deadline to register for the trip is March 16th.  Registration will be online this year.

    Home Practice:

    Intermediate and Advanced Band students should aim to practice 20-30 minutes a day, 3-4 days per week, depending on their skill level.  Practice should include warm-ups, scales, method book work (including Rank Solos) and sheet music.

    Beginning Band students should try to practice 10-15 minutes per day, 3-4 days per week.  Students should work on memorizing the new notes and fingerings and gradually build up to playing 10-15 exercises out of the method book (Standard of Excellence Book 1) during a practice session.  Students should also focus on learning the Rank Solos for the rank of Private - Corporal (depending on their progress) from the method book.

    About Me

    This is my fourteenth year teaching music at Monte Vista and I have been teaching instrumental music in PVSD since 1999.  I am excited to work with the talented musicians at this school to build a high-quality music program.  

    Questions about the Music Program?  Email Miss Copsey