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Instrumental Music

Announcements- Week-At-A-Glance-Calendar & More

The calendar is updated through August 2024. Dates and times evolve on a regular basis. Remember to check the site often.
Thank you for your continued support of CVHS Instrumental Music.
You have a very nice Instrumental Music Department. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
8th Grade-Future Cougar Informatin- Audition Course Seection, etc.
Click this link for information about registering for 2024-2025. Indivudual links available below.
Welcome Letter
8th Grade Auditions - Monday April 29, 2024-4:00-6:00 pm-Questions:
Auditions for Wind Ensmbe, Intermedite Orchestra, and Advanced Orchestra are Monday April 29, 2024. 4:00-6:00 pm
Audition scales can be found in the folders below. (use your CUSD Account to access the files-email if you do not have one)
String Orchestra
Intermediate Orchestra-All Major Scales - 1st & 2nd Octave - Circle of 5ths pattern- 3 Minutes
Advanced Orchestra-3rd Octave + all requirements of the 3rd period group-4 minutes or less
String Orchestra Scale Folder
FREE MUSIC LESSONS- CVHS Musical Mentors- Thursdays 4-5:30 pm
Musical Mentors provides FREE MUSIC LESSONS Thursday afternoons from 4-5:30 pm. All 4th-12th grade students enrolled in Band or Orchestra at their school site are welcome to attend.  Questions:
May 2, 2025 Board & Brew Fundraiser- 4-8 pm
CVHS  Board & Brew Fundraiser-May 2, 2024
Capistrano Valley High School Instrumental Music
Vision Statement
Develop a program to the highest level such that the students may take the skills developed into all aspects of life.
This will be accomplished by:
1)       Setting positive examples of leadership and dedication through parental involvement.
2)       Creating an environment that nurtures and encourages a student’s individual growth through participation in and appreciation of all forms of music.
3)       Providing an educational experience, both musically and socially, where students learn to develop themselves to their fullest potential.
4)      Learning how to work together in a team environment with students from other instrument families as well as other Capistrano Valley organizations.
Andreas Waldukat

Andreas Waldukat

Photo Credit: Wendy McElfish
(949) 364-2744
Director of Instrumental Music- Department Chair, Visual & Performing Arts


If you plan on using a school instrument this school year, please fill out the instrument check out form located here.
The links on this page connect students to resources, which are recommended because of their educational content and value. Students are not intended to visit pages beyond the specific links provided.






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