Music Education

SFPS Music Logo Best Community In Music Education

This past Saturday, 22 band students from Capital High School submitted recordings of their solos to be judged by directors from New Mexico and Texas.  21 students received a 1st division, "Superior" rating, and 1 student received 2nd division, "Excellent" rating.
The student receiving the "Excellent" rating was 9th grader, Cristian Rosales on Euphonium.
The students receiving the "Superior" ratings were:
Santiago Garcia, Grade 10
Alyssa Barela, Grade 11, Alto Saxophone
Alyssa Ruiz, Grade 9, alto saxophone
Andres Munoz, Grade 10, bass clarinet
Angel Aguirre, Grade 10, clarinet
Bryan Zambrano, Gr. 9, alto sax
Donelia Torrence, Gr. 10, clarinet
Francisco Rivera, Gr. 11, flute
Jazmin Jacquez, Gr. 12, flute
Kimberly Duarte, Gr. 9, bass clarinet
Mateo Munoz, Gr. 12, clarinet
Nadia de Santiago Garcia, Gr. 12, bass clarinet
Nalleli Gutierrez, Gr. 10, flute
Olimpa Perez, Gr. 11, clarinet
Oscar Mares, Gr. 10, clarinet
Ryan Zambrano, Gr. 9, Alto Sax
Emanuel Perez, Gr. 10, Tuba
Manuel Bojorquez, Gr. 12, Tuba
Adolfo Rodriguez, Gr. 11, Percussion
Leslie Gutierrez-Chavez, Gr. 9, Percussion
Congratulations Rick Hernandez!

Welcome to the Music Education Department!

 SFPS Music Department Overview
 April Pickrell      

April Henderson Pickrell
SFPS Music Education Coordinator
Phone: 505-467-2513


Santa Fe Public Schools offers comprehensive music education curricula in all schools as an integral component of core academic programming. Despite what might be seen as a national crisis in the state of music education, SFPS continues to fully fund its' music programs. One hundred percent of elementary students receive a weekly curriculum in music, and band, choir, and orchestra are offered on a daily basis at every middle and high school, with some schools also offering guitar or piano. Under the aegis of a formally constituted music department, our schools provide every child the opportunity to participate every year, in all grade levels, in music programs of excellence. 


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