Music

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 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!

Combined high school marching bands on field
Widefield High School Color Guard performing on field
Widefield High School band performing on field
Mesa Ridge High School drum line
Watson Junior High band student playing trumpet
Janitell Junior High music student playing violin
Widefield High School band member playing the trumpet
Mesa Ridge High School band members walking on field playing flutes
Junior high students playing trumpet
Widefield High School Marching Band performing on football field
Student playing a french horn
elementary students playing the recorder
Janitell Junior High students playing violin
The Pride of Mesa Ridge Marching Band in parade
Elementary music class

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

  • Mr. Tanner Larson, 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

  • Dr. Luz Burnside,  Director of Orchestras/Guitar

  • Ms. Mikey Hawke-McDermott Director of Choirs/Class Piano 391-3268

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


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

  • 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

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

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