Newhart Middle School Band and Orchestra

Mrs. Valerie Petty (email at



Dec. 13 - All bands

Dec. 14 - All orchestras

We are so excited to perform for the first time this year! Attendance required as concerts are worth 25% of the quarter grade. Meet at 5:15pm in MPR for a short closed door rehearsal wearing full concert attire. Doors will open for our audience of family and friends around 5:50pm and concert starts at 6pm. Treats will be served following the concert. Sign-up for concert treats here.


Got a Metronome & a Tuner?

We use these on a regular basis in all music classes. TempoLite (free app) and (website) work great for our class.


Parent/Guardian - Helping Hints & Suggestions

We want you to be able to help your child with their music learning and to secure information or supplies. PLEASE CLICK HERE to be directed to a parent/guardian helping page.


String Player Help

Click HERE for Scales Ace (FINGERING CHART SCALES), New Music Books, Instrument Websites and SO MUCH MORE!


Need video/website help with your instrument?

New to the instrument? Want to know how to put it together or hold it properly? Play with the right sound? Basic note reading? Here are some wonderful websites for BAND and ORCHESTRA (Violin or Violin, Viola or Viola, Cello, Bass). The blue instrument titles take you to the websites.


Simply click on the headings below to go to the page listed.

Calendar of Events - Updated 11/26
C.V.H.S. Instrumental Music Website
Community Youth Performing Groups
Concert Dress Attire (with Pictures)
Concert Videos
Contact Us
C.U.S.D. District Website
C.U.S.D. Honor Band & Orchestrahonorbandresults.html
District & Community Info
Fun Stuff
Gift Ideas (Music)
Handbook Information
High School & College Requirements for the Music Student
Honor Band & Orchestra - CUSD
Instrument Insurance
Instrument/Voice Specific Websites Flute - Oboe - Bassoon - Clarinet - Bass Clarinet - Saxophone - Trumpet - French Horn - Trombone - Baritone Horn/Euphonium - Tuba - Violin - Viola - Cello - String Bass - Percussion - Voice
New Student Information
Inspiring Story
Mad Music Minute/Note Names Online
Metronome (Web) - Free
Metronome (Online) - Free
Music Links to Many Music Websites -
Music Advocacy
Music Store List
Parents Info to Help Your Kids in Music
Picture Day for Music Groups
Photos from our 22-23 Rehearsals, Concert, Field Trips (Must use email to view) - Updated 11/10/22
Photos from 2019 and earlier
Practice Card - Printable
Practice Suggestions
Private Teacher List
Schoolloop Grades & Email Sign-up
String Instrument Tuning Notes
String Orchestra Sheet Music Ideas (New Books Available for Purchase & Practice)
String Workbook Recordings for Shifting and Key Signature - Gold Section of Workbook
Supply & Gift Lists for Instruments
Summer Music Ideas
Teacher & Staff Bio
Tuner - FREE
YouTube Music Videos - Teacher Recommended