CYMBAL has been supporting 
music programs, teachers and music education
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. 

Musical News!

 • Successful “Music in the Parks” IMS Band trip, with strings placing 2nd overall, and band placing 2nd in its division!

• Incline High School Jazz Band placed 6 out of 17 bands at the Reno Jazz Festival! 

•Moonlight Jazz Club Fundraiser a total success! View images here:

• CYMBAL sponsored a field trip for IES students to see the Reno Philharmonic at the Pioneer Center in Reno on April 10th. Fun was had by all!

• IHS Jazz Band & Combo played at Rotary’s “Best Ball for a Cause.”

Golf event benefitting charities including “We the People,” CYMBAL & Tahoe Safe Alliance

 • WCSD has received the NAMM Foundation’s “2018 Best Communities for Music Education" Award. Congratulations to all of our music teachers for this accomplishment!

• NAMM  National Association of Music Merchants) advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. 

 • Our Incline Elementary School teacher Rita Whitaker-Haun received the very first Educator Excellence Award from the Rotary Club of Incline-Tahoe! Congratulations!

Music in Our Community

• NEW!! Young Musicians Classes & Programs at 

  Classical Tahoe:

• Classical Tahoe in Incline Village:

• TOCCATA Tahoe Orchestra & Chorus:

• Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival:

• Reno Jazz Orchestra:

• Reno Artown:

• Pioneer Center:

• At BAC in Carson City:


• Cymbal has partnered with Classical Tahoe and the Firefly Foundation to create programs including a Student Usher Program (with backstage access and meet and greets with artists) and  Individual and Group Master classes with visiting musicians.  More information can be found on the Classical Tahoe Website.

• TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus summer classical and pops concerts are free to all students 18 and under! For concert info see website:

•  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:

• “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:


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 Reno Pops Orchestra Music Camp – June 19-30

 Silver Lake Band Camp July 22-28, 2018

 Lake Tahoe Music Camp – July 1-7, 2018 

(June 30-July 6 2019 & July 5-11, 2020)

 Reno Artown Music Camp July 11 & 29

 Moody’s Jazz Camp – July 9-13

Donner Mine Music Camp:         

High School – July 9-14

Junior HS – July 16-21

Silver Lake Music Camp – July 22-28

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