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Rogers Performances

 

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Music Teacher
Contact Kevin Hamilton  Kevin Hamilton (562) 434-7411 ex: 2303 Teacher/Electives Dept. Chair

Contact Mr. Hamilton at khamilton@lbschools.net

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Rogers Music Overview

The Rogers Music Program has quickly distinguished itself as one of the top music programs in the Long Beach Unified School District.  Each year the advanced level groups at Rogers participate in Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association sponsored festivals.  At these festivals, each group performs for a panel of judges and is rated on various musical catagories.  Rogers groups consistently receive Superior and Excellent ratings.

 

Classes

Beginning Band - Open to all grades, no experience required.

Intermediate Band - Open to all grades, audition only.

- Advanced Band - Open to all grades, audition only.

Beginning Orchestra - Open to all grades, no experience required.

Intermediate Orchestra - Open to all grades, audition only.

- Advanced Orchestra - Open to all grade levels, audition only.

- Jazz Band Club - The jazz band is a club that meets before school each Wednesday and Friday from 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. and is only open to students enrolled in a day time music class.

  

Parent Support Group

We are very fortunate at Rogers to have a wonderful group of music parents who volunteer their time to help chaperone events and raise funds for the program.  Parents can help as much or as little as they want.  The parent support group meets three or four times throughout the year, spending most of the time coordinating our annual scholarship concert and dinner. 

 

Annual Fundraiser Dinner/Concert

The dinner/concert fundraiser has become the highlight of our year.  Each year we hold a concert in the Wilson High School Gym that includes a catered dinner, auction, and opportunity drawing.  This event raises money to purchase new instruments for the school, hire private music coaches to work with the students in small groups, pay for the jazz band and advanced orchestra instruction, and to purchase new sheet music. 

 

Music Coaches

All the music classes will have private music coaches working with small groups of students throughout the year.  This extra teacher reinforces the skills taught in class and provides advanced technique specific to each instrument.

 

Mr. Hamilton - Bio

In 2000, Mr. Hamilton graduated as valedictorian from the University of California at Los Angeles with a B.A. in music education.  During, and shortly after college, he served as a teacher's assistant at John Adams Middle School in Santa Monica and as a part time music teacher at Millikan High School in Long Beach.  In 2001, he earned his current position, teaching band, orchestra, and jazz at Rogers Middle School in Long Beach.  While at Rogers, Mr. Hamilton was awarded Teacher of the Year by the Long Beach Council PTA for the 2007-2008 school year and honorable mention for same award during the 2004-2005 school year.  Both his advanced band and advanced orchestra have received unanimous superiors at SCSBOA festivals.  In the summer of 2009, Mr. Hamilton founded and instructed the Vivace Music Camp for elementary musicians and in 2013, he started the Long Beach Summer Music Academy for middle school musicians.  He has recently earned his Master’s Degree from the American Band College in Southern Oregon.