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    Cayce Carnahan- Director of Bands, Guitar, Music Technology



    Please contact me at 389-7711 (ext.# 2782) or ccarnahan@mvschools.org if you have
    any questions. For emergencies, call: (510) 407-8124


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    Music advocacy and research. Please explore the following web pages!!!

    -A collection of research that supports music education:

    -A moving short video about the benefits of studying music:

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    Advanced Band, section 2- period 1

    Concert Band, period 2

    Advanced Guitar, period 4

    Advanced Band, section 1- period 5

    Beginning Guitar, period 7

    Panther Time- 7th grade



    Beginning Band-

    Darren Smith is the director of the 5th grade band.  Please contact Darren at (dsmith@mvschools.org) if you would like to get additional information about the program.



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    Required Materials:

    Beginning Guitar- Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1/ acoustic guitar (no electrics)/ pick (1.5 mm)/ a set of extra strings (especially 1st string E)/ capo.

    Advanced Guitar- Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 2/ same as above

    Concert Band-  You will need to own a copy of the Standard of Excellence book 1 and book 2.  The Magic Flute should have these in stock, but you may want to call ahead. 
    You can also find them on Amazon or JW Pepper (800-345-6296)

    Advanced Band- You will need to own a copy of the Standard of Excellence book 2 and book 3. The Magic Flute should have these in stock, but you may want to call ahead.  You can also find them on Amazon or JW Pepper (800-345-6296)

    The Calendar is Subject to Change!!! Please check back occasionally for updates.  We will wear our music dept. shirts and khaki pants to all performances.  Contact me if you need to purchase a shirt or would like to borrow one for a performance.  I also have a limited number of khaki pants to borrow.



    TBA- Winter Band Concert at College of Marin

    1/20/23- Jazz Band concert at El Cerrito High School, evening (CMEA Music Festival)

    3/31/23- Band concert at Maria Carrillo High School, evening (CMEA Music Festival)

    4/28/23- Band festival at Discovery Kingdom (all day)

    6/5/23- Spring Band Concert at College of Marin


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    Live Salsa Music and Dancing at the Seahorse in Sausalito every Sunday

    9/23 and 9/24, Petty Theft (Tom Petty cover band), Sweetwater, 9pm

    9/25, several well-known local rock bands will be playing to support teen mental health, San Rafael Elks Lodge (1312 Mission Ave). Children are free and adults are $20! 1-7pm

    9/27, Jazz Stories (I'll be playing trumpet), Fun and educational stories along with live music, Pegasus Books on Solano (https://www.visitberkeley.com/events/the-return-of-jazz-stories-with-richard-leiter-and-friends/), 7-9pm

    10/1 and 10/2, SF Symphony Plays Mahler 2 (like John Williams, but ever BETTER!)

    10/15 and 10/16, Marin Symphony performs Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony

    10/19, Mill Valley Philharmonic plays Star Wars, Coco, and Beethoven #5, Mill Valley Methodist Church, Free!


    10/22, SF Symphony Plays Symphonie Fantastique (a very colorful and fun piece to listen to)

    10/23, Mill Valley Philharmonic plays Coc, Star Wars and Beethoven #5, 2pm, Marin Showcase Theater


    10/25, SF Symphony plays Hocus Pocus (movie and live orchestra)

    11/6, Israel Philharmonic at Davies Symphony Hall in SF, 7:30pm

    11/22, SF Symphony plays Fantasia, 7:30pm

    12/1, 12/2 and 12/3, SF Symphony plays Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Ode to Joy)

    12/16, Illeagles (Eagles cover band), Sweetwater, 9pm

    12/21 and 12/22, SF Symphony plays Elf (movie and live orchestra)

    1/6 and 1/7, SF Symphony plays Jurassic Park (movie and live orchestra)

    1/13 and 1/14, Wonder Bread 5 (top party band in the Bay Area), Sweetwater, 9pm

    1/28 and 1/29, Marin Symphony performs Copland's Appalachian Spring

    3/4 and 3/5, Marin Symphony performs Ravel

    3/5, SF Youth Orchestra at Davies Symphony Hall, 2pm

    3/19, Marin Symphony Family Concert

    3/24 and 3/25, SF Symphony plays Black Panther (movie and live orchestra)

    4/22 and 4/23, Marin Symphony performs Mahler's 1st Symphony (if you like the music of John Williams, you're going to LOVE Mahler!)

    5/6, Marin Symphony performs Superhero Classics! 



    Sweetwater Music Hall (Kiddo sponsor!)-  a GREAT local music venue that features live music 7 days a week (some free shows too!).  Lots of big name acts along with lesser known groups that will blow you away!  Check out their website for a complete listing (http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/) 

    Seahorse in Sausalito- a convenient and relaxed venue to catch a show and see some really talented musicians perform.  Live music 7 days a week!  (http://ww.sausalitoseahorse.com/calendar.html). 
    Terrapin Crossraods in San Rafael- live music 7 days a week with lots of free kid-friendly family shows!
    Throckmorton Theater (http://throckmortontheatre.org/)- another GREAT local venue that features world-class live music.
    SF Jazz (https://sfjazz.org/)
    Yoshi's (http://www.yoshis.com/calendar/)
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    Marin Symphony

    Music links:

    Marin Youth Symphony: This is a wonderful local youth orchestra that attracts some of the best talent in the Bay Area. It is open to advanced middle school and high school students. See the following website for more information about auditions.


    Cazadero Music Camp- a wonderful summer camp for all musicians!!  Highly recommended!!!  


    Vic Firth- A percussion website that walks you through the rudiments and has multiple videos on various techniques and styles.

    California State Music Standards:


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    Local music stores:

    Magic Flute: San Rafael- 479-3112

    Banana's at Large- 457-7600 (guitar/bass/drums/keyboard)

    Marin Music Center: Novato- (415) 897-4131

    Bronstein's Music: South S.F.- 650-588-2502

    A+G Music: Oakland- 510-832-0381

    A Drummer's Tradition- 458-1688 (drums)

    Private Lessons
    Here's a list of GREAT local private teachers!

    James Harman (jharmanguitar@gmail.com/ 707-332-3228)
    Dave Blakey, 415-259-9824
    Vince Littleton (vincelittleton@gmail.com)
    Niels Myrner 415-419-7305
    Max Perkoff (perkoff.max@gmail.com)
    Susan Fritz-Prey (frittersfp@gmail.com)
    Alice Kubo (https://alicekubopianostudio.wixsite.com/website)



    Rhonda Bradetich, 208-255-9130, Rhonda@goldenflute.com



    Dan Ferreira, (510) 427-5223, ferreira.daniel.anthony@gmail.com
    Steve Bergman, 415-269-1622
    Kevin Stewart, kjstewart26@comcast.net 510.205.4198

    Kevin Stewart, kjstewart26@comcast.net 510.205.4198

    Marcia Miget, 415-457-5365

     Peter Graves, peter.graves@gmail.com


    Tyler Graves, 440-364-0770

    Bill Holmes, 415-924-1282

    Doug Morton, 510-917-9179

    Mark Nemoyten, 415-596-1741

    Nick Knoles,  nktrumpet@yahoo.com


    Max Perkoff, (perkoff.max@gmail.com)
    Tetsuya Endo, 415-521-6471, endot93728@gmail.com

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    Katie Dennis (katedennis360@mac.com)