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5th Grade Music Program


Thanks to the generosity of the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation (RBEF) , RBUSD is thrilled to announce both vocal and band programs for 5th grade students for the 2019-20 school year. Mr. Scott Hughes will be joining the team of Mr. Eric Buchen and Mrs. Yvonne Zoetewey to provide music education for all 5th grade students. Students will have the option to either participate in our band program or in vocal music. Next week, the music team will be visiting each elementary school site and meeting with all 5th grade students to provide greater information around each program, as well as to explain the expectations for students enrolled in band. Parents and students will then be asked to select a program, in which they will participate for the entire school year.  After your child attends their school’s recruitment presentation, information will be provided to families along with directions for program selection.


General 5th grade music overview:

  • 5th grade Band and Vocal Music meet twice weekly for 45 minutes each.
  • All 5th grade students will choose whether to enroll in band or vocal music.
  • Band or vocal music year-long programs and students will remain in their selected program for the year.
  • Students who select vocal music are still able to begin band instruction when they enter 6th grade the following year.


Should you have any questions regarding the 5th grade band or vocal music program, please contact:

Mr. Buchen ebuchen@rbusd.org
Mrs. Zoetewey yzoetewey@rbusd.org
Vocal Music
Mr. Hughes shughes@rbusd.org

Have a wonderful school year!
District Instrument Loan Request closed Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Please click the above link to access the Google Form.

5th Grade Band Sign UP

Please visit your child's school website to sign up for 5th grade band.
District Instrument Loan Request closed on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
Please click the above link to access the Google Form.

5th Grade Music Program


Your child needs to bring his/her instrument to school on the following days:

Alta Vista - Tuesday & Wednesday

Beryl - Tuesday & Thursday

Birney - Tuesday & Friday

Jefferson - Monday & Thursday

Lincoln - Tuesday & Friday

Madison - Monday & Friday

Tulita - Wednesday & Friday

Washington - Wednesday & Thursday