PLES 6th Grade Beginning Band

  • The Palmer Lake 6th Grade Band is open to any 6th grader who would like to begin a band instrument (this includes flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba or percussion). All students receive group and small group instruction in full band and sectional classes. Students play their instruments every day in the daily schedule.  

    The band program in Lewis-Palmer School District has been recognized for excellence statewide and nationwide. LPSD bands play often at the Music Educator's National Conference held at the Broadmoor Hotel annually. LPSD bands have also been selected to play at National Band Conferences across the nation. Band instructors at the elementary level are Diane Jensen, Sarah Loyer and Lisa Smith.  Instructors at the middle and high school level are Butch Eversole, Mike Mozingo, and Tom Chapman.

    Elementary band students perform in concerts at their home elementary schools, and they perform 2 All-District Band Concerts where students from all five elementary schools in District 38 are combined to perform the concert.

    The elementary school band program utilizes the Essential Elements band method book by Lautzenheiser et. al. published by Hal Leonard. The free CD or downloadable music tracks that accompany this book can be found on

    Important additional information about band can be found at other elementary school band director websites: and


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