Music

WSD3 Music One Team One Goal

 WIDEFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT 3

MUSIC DEPARTMENT


The Widefield Music Department has a very long tradition of excellence and our staff takes great pride in providing a safe and secure learning environment, while at the same time offering a wide array of exciting and challenging artistic programs.

Our mission statement reflects our commitment to these very things:
THE WIDEFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT 3 MUSIC DEPARTMENT PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR QUALITY MUSIC EDUCATION THAT RESULTS IN THE PERSONAL GROWTH OF ALL STUDENTS, PARENTS AND THE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY.

Over 7,000 students participate in music in the district!  We offer general music programs for all of our kindergarten through fifth grade students. Once in junior high, students may choose band, orchestra or choir with additional classes of guitar, mariachi, jazz band and music technology being offered at various schools throughout D3. High school allows all students the opportunity to continue in band, choir and orchestra. Honors level classes are available in each of the disciplines!

With so many choices, it's easy to understand why WSD3 is the place to be for music education

D3 MUSIC CONTACTS

Samantha Davis
District Music Coordinator
391-3143
daviss@wsd3.org

Jolene Edwards
District Music Secretary
391-3143
edwardsj@wsd3.org

Address:
615 Widefield Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80911

Combined high school marching bands on field
Widefield High School band performing on field
Mesa Ridge High School drum line
Junior high students playing trumpet
Student playing a french horn
The Pride of Mesa Ridge Marching Band in parade

SCHOOL MUSIC STAFF

MESA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

  • Mr. Scott Christiansen, Director of Choirs 391-3664

  • Mrs. Jennifer West, Director of Orchestras 391-3684

  • Mr. Phil Olivas, Director of Bands 391-3684

  • Mr. Joseph Della Penna, Assistant Director of Bands 391-3684

  • Ms. Jennifer Gerding, Accompanist and Department EA 391-3664


WIDEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

  • Mr. Matthew King, Director of Bands 391-3145

  • Mrs. Holly Dowdle, Assistant Director of Bands  391-3145

  • Mrs. Mikey Hawke-McDermott, Director of Choirs 391-3146

  • Mrs. Sara Miller, Director of Orchestras 391-3146

  • Mrs. Hyejun Kim, Accompanist and Department EA 391-3146


JANITELL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

  • Mr. Erick Velazquez-Rodriguez, Director of Orchestras 391-3295

  • Ms. Kailee Timms, Director of Choirs 391-3304

  • Mr. Ryan Burge, Director of Bands 391-3305

  • Mr. Wesley Berig Accompanist and Department EA 391-3304


SPROUL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

  • Mr. Jonathan Faires, Director of Bands 391-3227

  • Ms. Emma Carpenter, Director of Orchestras/Guitar/Mariachi 391-3226

  • Ms. Lee Acton, Director of Choirs 391-3226

  • Mrs. Kathy Rose, Accompanist and Department EA 391-3226


WATSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

  • Mr. Scott King, Director of Bands 391-3268

  • Mrs. Amanda Wheaton,  Director of Orchestras/Guitar

  • Ms. Haley Charlton, Director of Choirs 391-3268

  • Mrs. Nina Miller, Accompanist and Department EA 391-3268

GRAND MOUNTAIN K-8 SCHOOL

♦Dr. Luz Burnside, Director of Bands/Orchestras

♦Ms. Brittany Joerger, Director of Choirs

♦Mrs. Chesney Darpino, General Music Teacher


FRENCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Mrs. Christa Faires, General Music Teacher 391-3495

KING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Mrs. Francesca Rushing, General Music Teacher 391-3455

PINELLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Mr. Bryant Lettelier, General Music Teacher 391-3395

SUNRISE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Mr. Ian Meyer, General Music Teacher 391-3415

TALBOTT STEAM INNOVATION SCHOOL

  • Miss Kjirsten Swanson, General Music Teacher 391-3475 

VENETUCCI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Mrs. Alissa Brooks, General Music Teacher 391-3355

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​WEBSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Mrs. Karen Lowman, General Music Teacher 391-3435

WIDEFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

  • Ms. Priscilla Bessick, General Music Teacher 391-3335

  • Mrs. Holly Dowdle, Instrumental Music Teacher 391-3335

  • Mrs. Jennifer West, Fourth & Fifth Grade Strings Teacher 391-3335

DISTRICT MUSIC CALENDAR

District Music Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Oct 27
Mon, Oct 28
CBA Marching Band State Finals
Falcon Stadium, 2169 Field House Drive, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO 80840, USA
Tue, Oct 29
Thu, Oct 31
Fri, Nov 1
Sun, Nov 3
Mon, Nov 4
MRHS/JJH Band Concert
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Wed, Nov 6
Janitell Veterans Day Assembly
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Thu, Nov 7
Webster Fourth Grade program
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King Fifth Grade program
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Venetucci Second Grade
-
Fri, Nov 8
Sat, Nov 9
Sun, Nov 10
Mon, Nov 11
Tue, Nov 12
Watson Sixth Grade Musical
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WHS Fall Jazz Band Concert
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Wed, Nov 13
Thu, Nov 14
WES Second Grade program
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Fri, Nov 15
Sat, Nov 16