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Music & Art

Music and art activate, stimulate, and use the entire brain – supporting almost everything we do in school to create a fully rounded child. With this in mind, Tulare City School District is very pleased to provide instrumental, vocal, musicology, and art lessons to our students.

Elementary Music

The district classroom music program currently includes second through fourth grade students. They receive weekly instruction in the elements of music, notation, music history, music technique, vocal music, and performance. The lessons shared with the students contain many songs and listening selections from various styles and cultures. Lessons on a recorder are also provided to all fourth grade students. To develop and apply some of these skills and talents, third through fifth grade students can participate and perform in their school choir 

Instrumental Music

Not only does our program help our students to be better musicians, but students learn about responsibility, cooperation, leadership, teamwork, and patience. We are proud to be able to offer our students instrumental music beginning in the sixth grade. Our seventh and eighth grade students have various choices for continuing to develop their instrumental talents. Our students perform in parades, band reviews, concerts, festivals, and various school and community events. Each of our middle school websites includes band information and performance schedules.
Please join us wherever your interests lie:

  • Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Orchestra
  • Percussion
  • Color Guard


The visual and performing arts are an integral part of a comprehensive curriculum and are essential for learning in the 21st century.

Tulare City School District’s visual art program is designed to introduce students to the elements and principles of design, to solve visual problems, and communicate them visually. The program is sequentially developed, well-articulated, and age-appropriate that purposefully builds a full range of language, literacy, and other content area skills. Additionally, the visual art program is aligned with the Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for California. Through a variety of art concepts and projects students are taught: line, shape, form, texture, space, color, value, balance pattern, repetition, and unity. Students gain experience with different art mediums: paint, pastels, colored pencils, and more to create both 2D and 3D art. Students are introduced to artists and learn that they are individually capable of creating unique works of art. All third and fifth grade elementary classrooms will receive art lessons once a month.

Student art work is chosen and collected from all classes to be on display in various venues throughout the year to include school art exhibits, district office, and the superintendent’s office. Since 1989, Tulare City School District has partnered with Tulare Historical Museum to showcase excellence in visual art programs by participating in the National March is Youth Art Month Exhibit. Elementary, middle, and high school works are on display throughout the month of March in the Heritage Art Gallery honoring the participating student artist with an artists’ reception where scores of students, family, and community members are in attendance.

Music Teachers

Elementary Music and Choir

Jackie Buckner 
Kohn, Maple, Mission Valley, Roosevelt

Kimberlina Herrera 
Alpine Vista, Cypress, Maple, Roosevelt

Rebecca Porter
Heritage, Maple, Pleasant   

Kim Ream
Garden, Lincoln, Maple, Wilson

Elementary Instrumental Music

Jason Black
Alpine Vista, Cypress    

David Daniels
Cherry, Garden    

Douglas Hunt
Kohn, Live Oak, Mission Valley

Rebecca Hunt

Athena Jarvis
Los Tules, Heritage

Middle Instrumental Music

Eric Farrenkopf
Alpine Vista

Jordan Ray
Cherry Ave.

Nick Galvan 
Live Oak

Mike Reynolds 
Los Tules

Macheala Thron

Art Teachers

Elementary Art

Amy Smith
All Third Grades

April Brooks
All Fifth Grades

Middle School Art

Harmony Scott
Alpine Vista

Rick Zavaleta 
Cherry Ave.

Paul Ferreira 
Live Oak

Lauren Hicks 
Los Tules

Rosalynda Mazon