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The Rancho Santa Fe School District continues to offer many opportunities for students in grades K-8. We encourage all students to get involved, try new things, and join the hundreds of students who participate in these programs. MUSE Programs include Art, Band, Choir, Dance, Drama, Strings, and Theater.

Elementary School

All K-5 students visit the art room twice a week during their Enrichment Wheel rotation. Students learn about artists and art movements, while having the opportunity to work in a variety of mediums. As always, emphasis is put on the process rather than the end product. Our motto is “There is no wrong in Art!” At the end of the school year each student has a piece on display in the school art show.

Middle School

Students in Middle School are able to sign up for year-long Elective Classes and trimester-long Enrichment Classes. These classes are designed to provide students interested in Art the ability to explore different mediums and develop their artistic abilities.

Please contact Dana Dabney, Art Teacher, for more details.

Band specific Information-Link to more specific Information

Cadet Band
Cadet Band is designed for our beginning instrumental students. Students practice 3 days per week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:55 a.m.  (Mondays from 7:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.). Chaz Cabrera is the Director of the Cadet Band.

Eagle Band
Our advanced Band students belong to the Eagle Band. Eagle Band is under the direction of RC Haus and meet 3 days per week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. (Mondays from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)

Middle School Band Elective
Students will be able to practice their instruments and play as a group. We will prepare for scheduled concerts, competitions, and festivals, but will also be the “band for hire” for other school functions that need musical support! Never played an instrument? No problem! We will help you pick one out and before you know it, you will be a pro.

Please contact RC Haus, Music Teacher and Director, for more details at [email protected].

 

Choir specific Information-Link to more specific Information

Grades Kindergarten-Grade 3
Choir is under the direction of RC Haus and meet on Tuesdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:55 a.m.

Grades 4-8
Choir is under the direction of RC Haus and meet on Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:55 a.m.

Advanced Choir – Grades 6-8
The Advanced Choral Ensemble enrichment is an audition-only, advanced level vocal performing group that will learn and perform pop, jazz, and masterwork music. This group will perform at all school music concerts, but will also travel to perform at other choral festivals and events.  It’s important that you talk to Mr. Haus for an audition before you are placed in this class.  Students will learn not only perform advanced-level music, but they will learn how to read music, arrange songs, and form duets, trios, and quartets within the class.

Please contact RC Haus ([email protected]) for additional information.

Dance specific Information-Link to more specific Information

Middle School only

Students in Middle School are able to sign up for Dance as a year-long Physical Education Class. In Dance P.E., the students will be learning a variety of dance styles and techniques including jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and musical theater.  We will also explore the history of dance, and at the end of the year, the students will create their own choreography. Each trimester the dancers will perform on stage in a performance.  The first two trimesters the dancers will perform in shows with the other performing arts departments, and in the last trimester will perform at the end of the year dance show.

Please contact Sulijah Learmont, Dance Teacher, for more details at [email protected]

Drama specific Information-Link to more specific Information

The K-8th grade Drama program focuses on character development, improving social and speaking skills, provides students with a creative avenue for self-expression, and supports the ELA Curriculum.

Elementary School

All K-5 students have Drama twice a week during their Enrichment Wheel rotation. The K-5 grade Drama program focuses on character development, improving social and speaking skills, provides students with a creative avenue for self-expression, and supports the ELA Curriculum.

Middle School

Students in Middle School are able to sign up for year-long Elective Classes and trimester-long Enrichment Classes. These classes are designed to provide students interested in Art the ability to explore different mediums and develop their artistic abilities. Middle School Drama classes focus on script-writing, history of theater, public speaking, and stage design.

Please contact Heidi Moreno, Drama and Language Arts Teacher, for more details at [email protected]

Bands like Cold Play and The Beatles and genres from Rock-n-Roll to Country have all heavily utilized the guitar. This elective will teach you how to play guitar. In just weeks, you will be able to play along with your favorite artists.

Info coming soon.

Band specific Information-Link to more specific Information

Beginning Strings
Beginning meets 3 days per week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. for the entire year. Beginners learn to play a string instrument, perform, and prepare for Advanced strings. The Beginning Strings class is under the direction of Karina Bezkrovnaia.

Advanced Strings
Advanced meets 2 days per week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. (7:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m. on late start Mondays) for the entire year. Advanced strings players are challenged to play more advanced pieces, perform in concerts, and participate in competitions. The Advanced Strings class is under the direction of Karina Bezkrovnaia.

Please contact Katrina Bezkrovnaia, Strings Instructor, for more details at [email protected].

Theater specific Information-Link to more specific Information

RSF Players (same info as in the grade 5 landing page)

RSF Players Schedule and Performances (link to these dates)

Each year the RSF Players perform one play (in the fall) and one Musical (in the Spring) each year and is under the direction of Beth Gallagher.  This program targets serious actors and works for several weeks in preparation for each show.  There are casting try-outs but all students interested in participating in these programs are welcome.  Contact Beth Gallagher ([email protected]) for additional information.

Jr. Theater (same info as in the grade 5 landing page)

Jr. Theater Schedule and Performances (link to these dates)

Jr. Theater is a parent-paid program for students in grades K-5.  Heidi Moreno has ** performances each year.  Each program requires 3 weeks of practice.  There are casting try-outs but all students interested in participating are welcome.

Contact Heidi Moreno ([email protected]) for additional information.

Phone: 858-756-1141