Check out these great pics from the Skinner Fall Festival performance! Outstanding job by all!

October 19, 2017

We hope you will join the Concert Band this Saturday, October 19th at the Skinner Fall Festival! The students will be performing selections by Journey, Fallout Boy and Fitz and the Tantrums. We will also be joined by the North High drumline. Below are the details for students:

  • 10:15am - Warm up and rehearsal in the band room. Please arrive slightly early as warm up will begin right at 10:15am.
  • 11:00am - Performance!
  • What to Wear - Skinner School Spirit Clothes
  • This is a mandatory performance for all Concert Band students and will count as a major assessment grade for the course.

We look forward to performing for you!


August 2017

Dear Scorpion Musicians and Families,

It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year as a member of the Skinner Band and Orchestra Program! My name is Theresa Smith and I am thrilled to be the new band and orchestra teacher at Skinner. For the past 6 years, I have taught band, orchestra and drumline, among many other music classes just around the corner at North High School. During my time as a Viking, I had the joy of working with the most fantastic student musicians, many of whom were Skinner alumni. I am very passionate and proud of the arts programs in Northwest Denver and am excited to start a new chapter continuing this tradition of excellence beside each of you as a member of the Skinner family.

I am currently entering my 10th year as a music educator. I received my Bachelor’s degree in music education from Eastern Michigan University, and recently received a Master’s of Music Education from the University of Colorado Boulder. During my time teaching, I have worked with students at all levels of schooling from kindergarten through 12th grade. My primary instrument is the flute, however I enjoy playing a number of other instruments as well. When I am not teaching or making music, I enjoy hiking, camping, running and appreciating the great outdoors with my husband and daughter.

It is very important to me that each Skinner musician has the opportunity to develop proficiency on their instrument in a safe, structured learning environment. Students will learn the skills necessary to explore music from a variety of genres and cultures, to create their own compositions, to improvise on their instrument, and to critically think about how music plays an invaluable role in history and society. Student musicians should be active participants in their learning, sharing ideas and collaborating with one another to create music. Most importantly, they will learn how to confidently and proudly perform as a member of an ensemble within their community.

I believe communication is very important in ensuring the success of our students. Throughout the school year you can expect to receive detailed information about performances, curriculum, field trips, activities, and student progress. In the meantime, I hope you will explore this website, like us on Facebook (Skinner Band and Orchestra), follow us on Twitter (@skinnermsmusic) and join our Remind App to learn more about what we will be up to this year. Additionally, I encourage you to contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns!

I look forward to getting to know each of you as we make outstanding music this year!

Theresa Smith

Instrumental Music

Skinner Middle School