Middle School Music Department

(Photo taken at district staff meeting when we showed up in matching colors - NOT planned!)

Somerset Music Staff, from left to right:

Mrs. Dawn Tunison (5-6 beginning bands, 5th general music)

Mrs. Rachel Erickson (5-6 choir, 5th, 4K & K general music),

Mrs. Jaimie Palbicki (7-12 vocal music)

Mrs. Jenny Winkel (1-4 general music)

Mr. Eric Possehl (7-12 instrumental music)

Please check out our individual pages for information

about the classes that we teach.


5th graders have band on Monday & Wednesday, and choir on Tuesday & Thursday.

6th graders have choir on Monday & Wednesday, and band on Tuesday & Thursday.

7th-8th band meets on Monday & Wednesday.

The 7th-8th choir is divided into Monday & Wednesday, and Tuesday & Thursday groups. Band members who are in choir will be in the Tuesday & Thursday group.

We trade off on Fridays, please see the schedule below.

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At times, special events or snow days may mean a change in the planned rotation. Please check back for updates.

We would like to encourage parents and community members to become involved in the Somerset Music Booster organization! This is a group of people excited to support and encourage music education within the Somerset Public Schools. Currently, we are in need of people to fill leadership roles. The group organizes an annual fruit sale from Nov. to Dec. and helps out during music concerts and parades. Please contact any of the music staff via email if you are interested in becoming an active member of the Somerset Music Booster organization.