Music At District One

At Yuma School District One, music is an integral part of the curriculum and plays a major role in the educational program of every student. Believing that the arts enhance the learning experiences of children, District One is pleased to offer a full range of music programs for our students. All students in kindergarten through sixth grade receive general music class, and we offer music as an elective in our middle schools.Orchestra classes begin in the fourth grade and band classes begin in the fifth grade. Select school sites offer special music programs including choir, recorder, piano lab, guitar, Suzuki violin, Orff Ensemble, and musical theater.

Our music curriculum aligns to Arizona State Standards and utilizes a diverse repertoire including folk, popular,ethnic, and electronic music forms from various cultures and historical period.

Boys playing saxophones Teacher leading band class Band event outside at night Students playing saxophones in classroom Student smiling with a saxophone

Our Programs

Meet Our Music Team

Sam Guerrero
Music Teacher (Band)
Castle Dome

Josh Lanning
Music Teacher (Choir)
Castle Dome

Jose Ramos
Music Teacher
Gila Vista

Lauren McGuire
Music Teacher
Ron Watson

Ms. Morley
Music Teacher

Joel Santana
Music Teacher
4th Avenue

Allison Schweers
Music Teacher
Alice Byrne & Roosevelt

Danae Nieto-Freifeld
Music Teacher
Desert Mesa

Nannette Avendano Rodriguez
Music Teacher
G.W. Carver

Amy Olson
Music Teacher
Dorothy Hall

Ernest Ortega
Music Teacher
C.W. McGraw

Kim Buchanan
Music Teacher
O.C. Johnson & James D. Price

Mrs. Ludington
Music Teacher
Mary A. Otondo

Clara Navarro
Music Teacher

Brenda Ten Cate
Music Teacher
James B. Rolle

Karrie Myers
Music Teacher