Welcome to 5th Grade Band & Orchestra!

  • Horizons 5th Graders get the chance to join Band or Orchestra and learn the instrument of their choice in a group setting. Performances, teamwork, reading music, rhythm and more! Our Band & Orchestra teachers teach at our Secondary schools and give part of their day to teaching our 5th graders.
    Band Teacher: Jamie Rottle
    Orchestra TeacherGenevieve Schooler

Jamie Rottle

Professional Biography

  • Greetings! I have been teaching for 8 years but this is my first year teaching in North Thurston Public Schools. I grew up in Auburn, WA and attended Pacific Lutheran University (Bachelor of Music Education) and the University of Minnesota (Master of Music-Saxophone Performance). I currently live in Tacoma with my husband David, a PE teacher in Tacoma, and our rescue dog, Chloe.

Genevieve Schooler

Professional Biography

  • Mrs. Schooler graduated locally from Olympia High School, going on to receive her Bachelor degree from the music conservatory at Lawrence University in Wisconsin. She student-taught in Moorhead, Minnesota and spent her first two years teaching 5th and 6th grade beginning orchestra in the Edmonds School District. She has performed with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. Currently, she performs with the South Puget Sound Community College Orchestra.