• Laurelglen Orchesta

    Mr. Becerra directs the Laurelglen School band and orchestra. His classroom is located on the stage of the multipurpose room.

    Laurelglen School provides all students in 5th and 6th grade with the opportunity to join the instrumental music program. Success in music requires more than ability and interest. Home practice is most important for musical progress.

    The following criteria are considered in selecting eligible students:


       *   Positive attitude

       *   Musical aptitude                        

       *   Suitability for a selected instrument

       *   Support of classroom teacher

    Students involved in band and orchestra will learn instrumental technique, music theory, concert procedures, and will perform at one Spring and one Winter concert during the school year. 6th grade students in the intermediate band and orchestra will also attend an instrumental music festival at Tevis Jr. High.

    This website will answer most frequently asked questions about the instrumental music program at Laurelglen School, as well provide you with the band and strings schedule, important dates, and other useful information.

    Mr. Becerra graduated from California State University Bakersfield with a B.A. in Music and emphasis on music education. He has been teaching for the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District for 14 years, and has taught instrumental and general music at Laurelglen, Stine, and Seibert elementary schools.

    If you have any questions or concerns about the instrumental music program at Laurelglen school, you may contact Mr. Becerra at rbecerra@pbvusd.net .
    Laurelglen Band


    Click here for the instrumental music schedule.

    Click here for answers to frequently asked questions and contact information for local music stores. 

Classroom Announcements

    Please remind your student to bring their instrument and supplies on their lesson days. Check the instrumental music schedule to see days and times.
    Please make sure that your child is practicing 30 minutes every day, or 1 hour every other day. All students must pass their performance tests in order to perform in our concerts.
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