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Cymbal News - January 2018

CYMBAL Update, Updated!

IMPORTANT! Next week on Wed. January 31st is a meeting that is very important to the future of our school’s music programs. Music programs in our schools are currently up against budget challenges within the WCSD School District. The district is changing their previous budgeting allocation guidelines for all teacher allotments based on “the value programs and operations provide.” As part of this value-based allocation system, WCSD staff and the Board of Trustees are hosting meetings where they are counting on feedback from parents about what programs in our schools carry the most value to students and families. Our local meeting takes place in INCLINE VILLAGE on Wed. January 31st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Incline Middle School located at 931 Southwood Boulevard. We encourage you to be present for this meeting and to consider expressing your thoughts on the value of our music programs and the need for WCSD to commit to having full time music teachers at all three of our public schools. Your participation at this meeting is vital for maintaining our school programs and teachers and particularly for preventing music teacher job loss. We are counting on your help at this very important meeting.

SAVE THE DATE! May 14th you are cordially invited to CYMBAL’s “MOONLIGHT JAZZ CLUB!” An evening of food, drink, dancing and live music by our very own Incline High School and Middle School jazz bands! More details to come soon including event location and ticket details.

Musical Happenings at IES

Jan 29th Kindergarten performance of “The Mitten”

at IES music room, 1:15pm-1:45pm, Unger’s class

Jan 30th “The Mitten” at IES music room, 1:15pm-1:45pm, Ballinger’s Class

Feb 6th “Hero Standard/Music Connection” Performance by 3rd Grade in IES Music Room, Christian’s Class

Feb 7th “Hero Standard/Music Connection” – Gianola’s Class

Feb 8th “Hero Standard/Music Connection” – Kleinhenz’ Class

Musical Happenings at IMS

Feb 14th Three 6th grade students perform in the WCSD Honor Band & Orchestra at the Pioneer Center in Reno, 6:30pm

April 20-21 Music in the Parks Band Trip

Musical Happenings at IHS

Jan 27-28th IHS Jazz Band at Folsom Jazz Festival

Feb 2nd IHS Pep Band Plays for Home Basketball Game, 5:30pm

Feb 9th IHS Pep Band Plays for Home Basketball Game, 5:30pm

Feb 10th IHS Pep Jazz Band plays for Crab & Pasta Feed, 5:30pm

Feb 24th Solo & Ensemble NMEA Contest, Sign-Up Deadline Jan. 26th

March 27th Tentative Date - Rotary Music Competition at IHS Theatre

Contact Meera Beser for more info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

April 27th IHS Jazz Band & Combo at Reno Jazz Festival

Music in Our Community

• Elizabeth Pitcairn & her Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius are back for four performances with the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. The local performance takes place Friday Feb. 23rd, 7pm at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village. Students 18 and under are FREE!

For more information visit:

• Announcing a NEW “Classical Strings Program” at the Tahoe Truckee School of Music with teachers Ben Martin, Shauna Righellis, and Lucas Arizu and under the direction of Dr. Carlos Machado. Private lessons for children and also adults are offered for violin, Viola and Cello. Scholarships are available! For more information about the string program and to find out about their other programs visit:

• Incline’s very own music school, Village Music, offers classes for toddlers through adults on all instruments, voice, children’s choir, group rock band classes and Toddler Tuesdays! Drop-ins welcome on Toddler Tuesday & all students are invited to join the North Tahoe Children’s Choir! Call 775-298-2550 for more info. NEW total immersion ensemble training! More info at:

• To add your community music notice to our newsletter, please send your submission to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Keep the Music Playing! DONATE to CYMBAL: Like our CYMBAL Facebook Page: OUR CALENDAR to Your Google Page: Go to this link and click on the “add” button in lower right corner of your screen. Thank you for your support of CYMBAL and music programs in Incline Schools!

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