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Celebrate Audra Faris, NNS music teacher

Published on January 2, 2018 By Pegge

School Band and Orchestra SBO 20th Annual “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” in 2017!    Audra Faris, Nikiski North Star Elementary music teacher, represents Alaska! “I feel quite honored and totally undeserving of this award. Somewhere, some kind soul nominated me for this modern band award. I am thankful that someone noticed I was […]

KPBSD Winter Music Lineup

Published on December 7, 2017 By Pegge

 Celebrate what’s right in the world, and treat yourself – attend a music concert or school play! Programs are at school location unless otherwise noted. Also, some schools have more than one program, and so the location may vary by date. Aurora Borealis Charter School – November 30, 7:00 p.m., Winter Program, Soldotna High School […]

Three state virtual choir imagining a wonderful world

Published on June 1, 2017 By Pegge

click to watch Imagine a Wonderful World In April and May, three KPBSD Redoubt Elementary music classes (4th, 5th, 6th) joined students from Michigan and Texas to learn a song and employ technology to create a video with 115 young people from three states singing the same song together in a virtual choir! “We are […]

Celebrate Jonathan Dillon, 2017 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence!

Published on May 3, 2017 By Pegge

“While I am honored by this recognition, I want to share that it isn’t mine alone. What we achieve at Mountain View Elementary—both students and staff—comes from the ways in which each of us work to support one another. I am fortunate to teach alongside helpful administrators, loving families, master teachers and staff, and—most importantly—kind, […]

Celebrate KPBSD music teacher Jonathan Dillon

Published on March 3, 2017 By Pegge

Meet Jonathan Dillon, music teacher at Mountain View Elementary! In 2016, three Alaska Arts Educator Fellowships were awarded, including a music specialist, a visual arts specialist, and a kindergarten teacher. All three were awarded to KPBSD educators! Mr. Dillon, Mountain View Elementary music educator,  furthered his study of elementary choral conducting through the Kodály Program […]

You’re invited: winter musicfest at KPBSD schools #delight

Published on November 28, 2016 By Pegge

KPBSD Winter Concerts & Music Programs Please treat yourself and attend a music concert or school play in December!   Aurora Borealis Charter School – November 22, 7:00 p.m., Winter Program, KCHS Chapman School – December 15, 7:00 p.m. Homer High School – December 19, 7:00 p.m., Winter Concert; December 21, 7:00 p.m., Candlelight, Carols […]

Preludes: Paul Banks Elementary music makers

Published on November 23, 2016 By Pegge

After a month of paper violins, Paul Banks Elementary “Preludes” graduated to real violins. They are learning how to play the open strings as an ensemble group, how to keep beat in unison, as well as how to hold a bow and develop fingering techniques. While much of the instruction still focuses on building physical […]

KPBSD students sing, dance, make merry

Published on December 1, 2015 By Pegge

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District News Release Contact: Pegge Erkeneff, 907.714.8888 KPBSD students sing, dance, make merry Soldotna, December 1, 2015—Please treat yourself and attend a KPBSD school music concert or holiday program in December. Aurora Borealis Charter School – December 1, 7:00 p.m., Grades K-8, Christmas Concert, KCHS Auditorium Chapman School – December 3, 7:00 […]

Homer High School student to represent Alaska at the Grand Ole Opry House

Published on September 24, 2015 By Pegge

When he was five, his music teacher inspired him. Fast forward eleven years, and Falcom Greear, now a sophomore at Homer High School, hasn’t stopped singing, and videoconferences via Skype nearly every week with his retired music teacher, who lives in Mississippi. She has been his inspiration and helped guide his love of music since […]

Treat yourself: KPBSD Winter Music Programs

Published on December 5, 2014 By Pegge

KPBSD Winter Music Program Please treat yourself and attend a music concert or school play in December! Aurora Borealis Charter School~ December 2, 7:00 p.m., Grades K-8, Christmas Concert, KCHS Auditorium Chapman School~ December 16, 7:00 p.m.,Winter Concert Cooper Landing School~ December 18, 5:30 p.m., Christmas Performance, Potluck following Homer High School~ December 15, 7:00 […]