5th Grade Band & Orchestra

  • Our 5th Graders have the option of joining Band or Orchestra, dependent on their instrument preference. They receive 30 minutes of instruction every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  It is a great learning experience!
     
    Mr. Williamson and Ms. Gage will visit classes in the first few weeks to show student instruments. We encourage your student to listen to music they like and try to identify the instrument that they would like to get know better.  
     
    Students can rent or buy instruments, if that is not financially feasible, please speak with instructors. The district has some instruments to be lent to students. We want all students to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to learn an instrument and play an ensemble.
     

Sam Williamson

Professional Biography

  • I have been teaching Japanese and Band since 2002. I am looking forward to teaching you. I believe that any student can learn. It is my mission to help guide your child to become a lifelong learner. I hold a Bachelor's in Music Education and Japanese Language from the University of Washington. I have a Master's in Teaching Degree from Grand Canyon University. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Schedule

    • Meadows Elementary Band (8:20-8:50) 
    • Lydia Hawk Band (9:20-9:50)
    • River Ridge High School (10:30-2)
    • 4th Period - Japanese 
    • 5th Period - Japanese 
    • 6th Period - Japanese  
     

Rebecca Gage

Professional Biography

  • Education
    • University of Wyoming - BA in Music Education
    • University of Hawaii at Manoa - MA in Music

    Work
    • Orchestra Teacher, Aberdeen SD Public Schools - 1997-2000
    • Orchestra Teacher, Centralia School District - 2000-2017
    • Orchestra Teacher, North Thurston School District - 2017-present   

Schedule

    • Meadows Elementary 8:20-8:50 AM
    • 1st period - 7th Grade Orchestra
    • 2nd period - 6th Grade Orchestra
    • 3rd period - 8th Grade Orchestra
    • 4th period - 6th Grade Orchestra
    • 5th period - Prep