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 teach band here at Komachin and Horizons Elementary. I attended Pacific Lutheran University (Bachelor of Music Education) and the University of Minnesota (Master of Music-Saxophone Performance) and I have a National Board Teaching Certificate in EAYA - Music. 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. Mrs. Schooler started teaching at Komachin in the fall of 2017. She has performed on cello with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. Currently, she performs with the South Puget Sound Community College Orchestra.