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Mrs. Susan Barnes



Email: Office phone: (909) 854-4100 Ext. 28157

Susan Barnes is the director of choral and orchestral studies at W. A. Carter High School in Rialto, CA and has been a music teacher in the Rialto Unified School District since 1996.  She has worked with elementary, middle, and high school music students teaching orchestra, band, choir, musical theatre, and general music. Mrs. Barnes studied the violin and viola at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego with, the late “Suzuki Guru,” Dr. Theodore Brunson, and she sang in the Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Keith Pagan.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Education from Point Loma. Mrs. Banres is currently in her final semester as a student at Claremont Graducate University pursing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting and Historical Performance Practice. She is the musical director of The Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra at the Ontario First Church of the Nazarene, and she performs as a freelance violinist with several local orchesras including the Claremont Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Robert Sage and Dr. Ruth Charloff and the Orchestra Collective of Orange County under the direction of Dr. David Rentz. Mrs. Barnes finds great joy in working with young musicians as they develop their talent and musical ability. She is constantly inspired by the power of music and its ability to bridge cultures, stir emotions, and foster relationships. 


Chamber Choir

String Orchestra

Concert Choir

Treble Choir


Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 15th at 3:35PM

ToneBuilders Booster Club News

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00PM in Room H-159

Contact Info: 

Next Meeting: Monday, April 17th  7:00PM Room: H-159

Dedicated Booster parents chaperoning the Spring Tour to San Diego in March 2023. 

Booster Parents and Music Teachers

Fireworks Booth Updates!!!


Please consider working a 4-hour shift at the fireworks booth from June 27 - July 4 to help support the CHS music program. You may sign up using this google form. 

Phantom Fireworks

Digital Flyer


Spring Play

April 13th, 14th, 15th 7:00PM

Choir & Orchestra Spring Concert

May 11th 7:00PM 

in the CHS Theatre

Heroes and Legends

Val/Sal Ceremony

4 - 4:30pm   small ensemble   prelude music     

Knott's Choir Festival

May 13

Fireworks Booth

June 27 - July 4th, 2023

Riverside Ave, Rialto

We need parents to help out with the fireworks booth this summer! Come to our next meeting on April 10th at 7:00PM to find out how you can help.


June 4, 2023

11:30 AM


January 31

District Choir Festival

February 2

District Orchestra Festival

February 2

Chamber & Treble to 

LA Opera

Spring Coffeehouse

March 30 7:00PM

in the MPR

Come enjoy great music by our students and refreshments for purchase by the Booster Club.

Admission $5

Spring Orchestra Tour

March 22 - 25th San Diego, CA

Upload your Spring Tour photos into this Google Photos album!