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in Incline Village, NV since 1991 

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Incline High School is now a Chapter of the NAfME 
National Music Honor Society!
The power of music education extends into brain development and academic achievement.  Improved cognition, critical thinking, decision-making and reading skills, and higher grade point averages are just a few benefits of music education in schools. 


February-March 2018 Update

Greetings and welcome to the start of a brand new year!

IMPORTANT! Next week on Wed. January 31st is a meeting that is very important to the future of our school’s music programs. Music programs in our schools are currently up against budget challenges within the WCSD School District.  The district is changing their previous budgeting allocation guidelines for all teacher allotments based on “the value programs and operations provide.” As part of this value-based allocation system, WCSD staff and the Board of Trustees are hosting meetings where they are counting on feedback from parents about what programs in our schools carry the most value to students and families. Our local meeting takes place in INCLINE VILLAGE on Wed. January 31st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Incline Middle School located at 931 Southwood Boulevard. We encourage you to be present for this meeting and to consider expressing your thoughts on the value of our music programs and the need for WCSD to commit to having full time music teachers at all three of our public schools. Your participation at this meeting is vital for maintaining our school programs and teachers and particularly for preventing music teacher job loss. We are counting on your help at this very important meeting.


You are cordially invited to CYMBAL’s “MOONLIGHT JAZZ CLUB!” An evening of food, drink, dancing and live music by our very own Incline High School and Middle School jazz bands! More details to come soon including event location and ticket details.


Musical Happenings at IES

Jan 29th                      Kindergarten performance of “The Mitten” at IES music room, 1:15pm-1:45pm, Unger’s class

Jan 30th                      “The Mitten” at IES music room, 1:15pm-1:45pm, Ballinger’s Class

Feb 6th                        “Hero Standard/Music Connection” Performance by 3rd Grade in IES Music Room, Christian’s Class

Feb 7th                        “Hero Standard/Music Connection” – Gianola’s Class

Feb 8th                        “Hero Standard/Music Connection” – Kleinhenz’ Class


e Musical Happenings at IMS e

Feb 14th                     Three 6th grade students perform in the WCSD Honor Band & Orchestra at the Pioneer Center in Reno, 6:30pm

April 20-21                Music in the Parks Band Trip

  Musical Happenings at IHS

Jan 27-28th                IHS Jazz Band at Folsom Jazz Festival

Feb 2nd                       IHS Pep Band Plays for Home Football Game, 5:30pm

Feb 9th                       IHS Pep Band Plays for Home Football Game, 5:30pm

Feb 10th                     IHS Pep Jazz Band plays for Crab & Pasta Feed, 5:30pm

Feb 24th                     Solo & Ensemble NMEA Contest, Sign-Up Deadline Jan. 26th

March 27th                  Tentative Date - Rotary Music Competition at IHS Theatre

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April 27th                    IHS Jazz Band & Combo at Reno Jazz Festival


Music in Our Community

Elizabeth Pitcairn & her Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius are back for four performances with the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. The local performance takes place Friday Feb. 23rd, 7pm at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village. Students 18 and under are FREE!

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• Announcing a NEW “Classical Strings Program” at the Tahoe Truckee School of Music with teachers Ben Martin, Shauna Righellis, and Lucas Arizu and under the direction of Dr. Carlos Machado. Private lessons for children and also adults are offered for violin, Viola and Cello. Scholarships are available! For more information about the string program and to find out about their other programs visit:


•  Incline’s very own music school, Village Music, offers classes for toddlers through adults on all instruments, voice, children’s choir, group rock band classes  and Toddler Tuesdays! Drop-ins welcome on Toddler Tuesday & all students are invited to join the North Tahoe Children’s Choir! Call 775-298-2550 for more info.  NEW total immersion ensemble training! More info at:

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 Keep the Music Playing!   DONATE to CYMBAL:  Like our CYMBAL Facebook Page: OUR CALENDAR to Your Google Page: Go to this link and click on the “add” button in lower right corner of your screen. Thank you for your support of CYMBAL and music programs in Incline Schools

Pictured: Tri-M Music Honor Society Students with Music Instructor Todd Holway & Dean of Students Kari Michael.


We are pleased to announce the following 

Incline High School Awards for the following music students:


-          National School Orchestra Award      Delilah Fleming

-          National School Choral Award           Chloe Menzies

-          Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award          Brent Wolf

-          Outstanding Musician                         Conor Nix

-          Woody Herman Jazz Award               Daniela Pinto

-          US Marine Award                                Daniel Gollery

-          John Phillip Sousa Award                   Rachel Meyer

-          Louis Armstrong Jazz Award              Daniel Gollery 



DID YOU KNOW?? Music classes at IHS count toward your arts & humanities graduation requirement! Also IHS is now a chapter of the

Tri-M Music Honor Society – College-bound students benefit greatly!

*NEW MUSIC CLASS at Incline High School - CHOIR!!!  

*If you are interested as a current or incoming IHS student, please let Patty Haddad, our IHS counselor know that you are interested: Also, if you have any questions about this week’s concert or about IHS class offerings in Jazz Band, Concert Band, Strings, Guitar and Chorus.  Also NEW THIS YEAR - all of these music classes can be taken as honor classes - just express your interest to Ms. Haddad with your enrollment request. 


Summer Camp Opportunities 2017:


Reno Pops Orchestra Music Camp – June 19-June 30


Lake Tahoe Music Camp – July 2-8


Reno Artown Music Camp July 11 & 29


Moody’s Jazz Camp – July 17-21


Donner Mine Music Camp:         

High School – July 10-15

Junior HS – July 17-21


Silver Lake Music Camp – July 23-29



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