Dana Middle School has a complete music program that involves 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 & Band 3 meet daily. In the fall semester, Band 3 is 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 meets the musical growth needs of first time string players as well as advanced players.
Guitar Class - Guitar class meets daily and explores a variety of guitar styles, including Flamenco & Classical.
Jazz Band - Jazz Band is an extra curricular group that meets twice a week for students interested in playing commercial music in a jazz band style ensemble.
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 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 level. Mr. Grable earned his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University, and Masters of Music Education from 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 iTunes. Mr. Grable lives in Glendora with his wife Amy and four children.