Newhart Middle School Band, Choir and Orchestra

Mrs. Valerie Petty

Ms. Sara Pedroza



CLICK HERE for the computer lab assignment on 3/19 & 3/20. Due on 3/21 at the start of class.


Information for NEW to NEWhart students!

Will you be coming to Newhart next year? Come be a part of the award winning, fun, field trip going, musical learning music program!

Shorter Video about Newhart Music shown at 5th grade registration (about 2 min.)

Longer Video about Newhart Music with Bloopers (about 5 min.)


Feb. 13 - Ensemble at Disneyland

April 10 - Advanced at Disney

Information was passed out to students in mid-January. Plan on leaving Newhart at 8:30 AM and returning at 8:45 PM. Bring lunch and dinner money and be ready to have fun!!!!


Festival at San Juan Hills HS

The String & Wind Ensembles will be performing in the beautiful auditorium at San Juan Hills High School. Parents, family & friends are encouraged to watch. The peformance will be just under 30 minutes. We will play 3 songs for 3 judges. Then one of the judges will work with the group in a clinic immediately following their performance.

---String Ensemble on 3/19 at 11:15 AM

---Wind Ensmeble on 3/20 at 11:45 AM


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.


Fun Note Name Reading Game Websites

Click on the Music Flash cards at the top of the page. Be sure to choose the correct clef for your instrument or treble clef for voice. Staff Wars is fun game that helps with note names in any clef! Look up Music Racer and Music Theory as well.


String Player Help

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



If you would to practice your mad music minute, click HERE to generate your own. We will be working on 1 every quarter.



Use "Song Recordings" link at the top to shadow bow, air play and follow your music. Intermedaite players, you may count this on your practice card (up to 4 hours a month can be from using recordings).


MUSIC MENTORS = Free Music Lessons/Tutoring

EVERY THURSDAY - FREE MUSIC LESSONS - CVHS Musical Mentors - Thursday 4-5:30 PM. The Musical Mentors program provides FREE MUSIC LESSONS Thursday afternoons from 4-5:30 pm. All 4th-12th grade CUSD students enrolled in Band or Orchestra at their school site are welcome to attend at CVHS. Look for the Mentors near the small gym at the lowest parking lot.



Regular cleaning and maintenance is essential to keeping your instrument in proper working order. It is recommended to have your instrument inspected and serviced by a repair technician during a break in school so you do not miss any rehearsal time. The inspection may not result in any work being needed. However, just like an automobile it is recommended that a repair technician perform a tune-up as necessary to keep your instrument in proper working order.

All instruments should be cleaned on a routine basis - about once a month. See these videos for help.

--Brass Instrument Cleaning Video's

--BAND Instrument Cleaning Video's (Baritone horn & tuba are same as trumpet)

--String Instrument cleaning video



Here are links to use to help you in many different areas of music that are great to use at the beginning of the year! Check them out TODAY! More listed at the music links to the right. And don't forget to use the "Music Flash Cards" linked in the navigation at the top of all pages.

  • How Music Benefits Your Brain
  • DCI - Drum Corps International Summer Program
  • Percussion Basics
  • Ultimate College Marching Band Resource
  • Note Flight (Free Music Writing Software)
  • Practicing Help
  • Music Games, Quizzes, & Help
  • Flash Mob Professional Orchestra
  • Band Instrument Care, Hold, & Embouchure Help
  • 40 Essential Drum Rudiments

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

    Calendar of Events - Including details about concerts, events & field trips
    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
    District & Community Info
    Fundraiser - Entertainment Books & Cougar Gold Cards
    Fun Stuff
    Gift Ideas (Music)
    Handbook Information
    High School & College Requirements for the Music Student
    Honor Band, Orchestra & Choir - 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
    Metronome (Web) - Free
    Metronome (Online) - Free
    Music Links to Many Music Websites - instruments, voices, music colleges, free music writing stuff, games, etc.
    Music Advocacy
    Music Store List
    Parents Info to Help Your Kids in Music
    Picture Day for Music Groups
    Photos of Rehearsals, Concerts & Field Trips - New Photos Posted on 1/22/19
    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 Lists for Instruments
    Summer Music Ideas
    Teacher & Staff Bio
    Tuner - FREE
    YouTube Music Videos - Teacher Recommended