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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. Programs include Visual Art, Band, Choir, Strings, Dance, and Drama.

Elementary School
All K-5 students visit the art room once a week throughout the year. 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 work of art on display in the school art show.

Middle School
Students in Middle School are able to sign up for year-long Elective Classes such as Art 1, Art 2, Advanced Art, and Ceramics. 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.

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. Rehearsal days are Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays.

Eagle Band
Our advanced Band students belong to the Eagle Band. Eagle Band is under the direction of Chaz Cabrera and RC Haus.  They meet 2 days per week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:50 a.m, Tuesday and Wednesday. (Wednesdays & Fridays) in the before school program.  Middle School students are also encouraged to take the MS Advanced Band elective (see below).

Middle School Band Electives
Beginning Band:  Students are welcome to join beginning band with no experience in playing an instrument.  Teacher, Chaz Cabrera, will guide students through the skills, theory, knowledge, and experience needed to lay the foundation to become a solid musician.
Advanced Band:  This course is designed for students who have completed at least one (1) year of study in a band/orchestra setting.  Attention is given throughout the year of theory, development of aural skills, sight-reading, solo performance, and orchestra repertoire.

Please contact RC Haus, Music Teacher and Director, for more details at rhaus@rsf.k12.ca.us.

Choir at R. Roger Rowe

All students at R. Roger Rowe are encouraged to come and experience the fun of our award-winning choir.  We meet once a week before school on Tuesday mornings at 8 am  Thursday mornings at 7 am.

Please contact RC Haus, Music Teacher and Director, for more details at rhaus@rsf.k12.ca.us.

The Middle School Dance Elective course builds upon the dance foundation students bring to class, emphasizing technique, exploration of various genres, choreography, and performance.  Students will have numerous opportunities to experience performance in formal and informal settings. Through classroom exercises, students will achieve intermediate-advanced level technical understanding, refine rhythm and timing, learn and practice elements of choreography, and develop performance skills.  The dance elective course is movement-based, and will provide opportunities to assess and analyze dance for its aesthetic and cultural value.

Elementary Drama
All K-4 students perform in a musical production within their grade level
throughout the year. Students will learn speaking and social skills, choreography,
and it will provide a creative outlet for self-expression. Students will also learn the basics of blocking as well as voice and diction.

Elementary After School Program
Students can sign up for a drama after school program that focuses in details of a Broadway style production. Students will perform in an elaborate musical performance. (Additional fee)

Middle School Drama
In middle school students have various options with a theatrical focus that they can choose from in their elective. All dramatic classes focus on improvisation, public speaking, the history of theatre and a variety of performances.

Stagecraft and Design
This hands on class focuses on the creative from design concept to hands on creation. Students learn the fundamentals of power tools by building large set pieces, unique props and extravagant costumes.

RSF Players
This production-based class is responsible for the Middle School Fall Play and Spring Musical. Students within the class are required to perform in the production and learn the importance of a collaborative art, social and public speaking skills, choreography and vocal music basics. (Past Productions include: Bye, Bye, Birdie and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe).

Please contact Christine Callaway, Drama Teacher, for more details at ccallaway@rsf.k12.ca.us.

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.

Please contact RC Haus at rhaus@rsf.k12.ca.us for more information.

At R. Roger Rowe, all students in K-5 have a weekly music class.  Students are not only taught the academic aspects of music theory, practice, and expression; but they are encouraged to explore the wide diversity and enrichment that a young person can experience through music.
Each grade level follows the State Standards for the Visual and Performing Arts through weekly classes appropriate for the age level.
Questions may be directed to music teacher, RC Haus, rhaus@rsf.k12.ca.us

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 kbezkrovnaia@yahoo.com.

RC Haus

RC Haus

Music

rhaus@rsf.k12.ca.us

Christine Callaway

Drama

ccallaway@rsf.k12.ca.us

Nicloe Gerbarg

Dance

ngerbarg@rsf.k12.ca.us

Karina Bezkrovnaia

Karina Bezkrovnaia

Music

kbezkrovnaia@rsf.k12.ca.us

Jelena Bezkrovnaia

Jelena Bezkrovnaia

Music

jbezkrovnaia@rsf.k12.ca.us

Chaz Cabrera

Chaz Cabrera

Music

ccabrera@rsf.k12.ca.us

John Hall

John Hall

Music

jhall@rsf.k12.ca.us

Dana Dabney

Dana Dabney

Art

ddabney@rsf.k12.ca.us

Phone: 858-756-1141