East Maine School District 63

Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world


Band Staff

Washington & Melzer

Maia Fridman

Gemini, Stevenson & Mark Twain

Natalie Scharf
Nelson & Apollo

Choir Staff
Phyllis Achille
Gemini Idols Show Choir

Orchestra Staff
Linnea Erickson
Melzer & Washington

Dominique Radtke

Apollo, Nelson, Stevenson, Twain & Gemini

Welcome to the Music Department


East Maine School District 63's Music Program offers students in grades 5-8 advanced musical training and a wide repertoire. Whether in band, orchestra, or choir (at Gemini), participants receive an excellent musical education in a challenging, fun, and nurturing environment -- and students commit to striving toward excellence in behavior, attitude, musicianship, teamwork, and personal musical growth.
Elementary programs have morning rehearsals once a week to build the musical foundations of playing: reading and notating music; performing, listening, describing, analyzing, and evaluating music and musical performances; and understanding music in relation to humanity.
In addition, each student has a group lesson on a rotating schedule with three-five students who play the same instrument. Group lesson days are based on availability of instructor, instrument, other classes (art, music, kinetic wellness, etc.) 
You'll find all the information you need about District 63's Music Program through the links on this page, as well as our fine arts calendar and useful tips.