The Practice Pledge


Music In Our Schools Month This is a special focus month for us here in Paradise Valley Schools. I have enjoyed celebrating, advocating, performing, and making music with my young musicians over the past 10 years.

Do your part:

  • Add the logo to your Social Media, Emails, etc.
  • Tell your music story to a friend, coworker, family.
  • Donate or Volunteer at your local music program

WELCOME HOME! to Mr. Johnston's Band website. A native of the Phoenix-area, he is glad to be back in the Valley after 13 years away. Most recently, he has been working with students in the Baltimore-area and inner city programs. Mr. Johnston has been called a creative, passionate, innovative and driven educator where the needs of his students are first and foremost. He has mixed arts integration, traditional ensembles, project-based-learning, brass jam band, and creative composition elements throughout his 9 years of teaching. Mr. Johnston strives to share the joy of music and for students to have a positive experience as they explore this creative medium. He wishes for all of his students to succeed and to support them as they pursue this endeavor in the Arts!

Thank you for your support of our children

and their endeavors in the Arts!

Contact Mr. Johnston


Phone - You can leave messages for me at each school and I will get back to you as soon as I can; however, email will be the best for delivery and response.

Monday/Wednesday: Grayhawk ES - Desert Shadows ES & Tuesday/Thursday: Larkspur ES - Aire Libre ES
Please be patient as this site is under new construction. Check back often for updates.