CONGRATULATIONS TO DANA'S BAND 3, ORCHESTRA 3 & ORCHESTRA 2
All groups were honored with a GOLD rating award at the 2018 FORUM MUSIC FESTIVAL
Dana Middle School has a complete music program with music students from beginners to advanced. Jeff Grable is the program director. Assisting Mr. Grable are individual instrument coaches. Each group meets daily.
Two Bands - Band 2 & 3 both perform throughout the school year. In the fall semester, Band 3 members perform as the Dana Marching Mariners, including auxiliary units (drill team, flags) that march and compete in local parades.
Three Orchestras - Orchestra 1, Orchestra 2 & Orchestra 3 meet the musical growth needs of the large variety of skills of our middle school musicians, from beginner to advanced. In addition to concerts and other performances, the advanced groups participate in festivals and competitions, consistently receiving high accolades from the judges.
Guitar Class - Guitar class meets daily and explores a variety of guitar styles, including Flamenco & Classical. The guitar ensemble performs in a coffee house event at Dana Middle School every year.
Jazz Band - Jazz Band is an extra curricular group that is based 100% on student interest and participation. It offers an opportunity for students to perform different styles of music, and rehearsal times are designed to work around student schedules.
In addition to the outstanding leadership provided by Mr. Jeff Grable in the Dana Music program, Dana also provides music instrument coaches for smaller group instruction of individual instruments in all of the ensembles.
Mr. Jeff Grable, Music Director
Mr. Grable has been teaching music for 20 years. He has taught band, orchestra, guitar and choir at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. Mr. Grable earned his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University, and Masters of Music Education at Azusa Pacific University. In college, he received the Marching Aztec Scholarship Award and was selected to be in the National Music Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda. Mr. Grable has recorded and produced several albums which can be found online as well as on iTunes. Mr. Grable lives with his wife Amy, and their four children.