The El Segundo Elementary Band Program is now in it’s 16th year with Mrs. Edie Rice as the director. Classes are held 2 days each week at Center Street and Richmond Street Schools. Students receive group and individualized instruction from professional musicians and accomplished teachers each week.
Alumni of the elementary band program have consistently performed well academically and musically in middle school and high school. Many have gone on to play music in college and a few have elected to study music at the college level.
Highlights of the program include performing at:
Note: Even on minimum days, classes start immediately after school
Instrument Choices at Richmond Street:
Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, and Baritone
Instrument Choices at Center Street:
Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, and Trombone
Fees for first semester (up through February 1). Second Semester Fees are due Feb 1.
$225* Fees include use of an instrument (when available), one method book, after- school
instruction, and band shirt.
$25 discount for those who bring their own instrument.
Band instruments are provided in playing condition. If they are returned in the same condition, then there will be no repair charges assessed.
*Includes all applicable sales taxes
Payments and application can be made online by clicking here.
All fees are non refundable after the first week of class.
Contact Mrs. Edie Rice with questions:
Phone: 424-242-ESCB (3722)
ELEMENTARY PROGRAM STAFF
Edie Rice, Education Director and Associate Conductor of the El Segundo Concert Band, earned her master's degree in conducting from Southern Oregon University in 2007. She has devoted her musical career to helping young musicians from age eight through high school develop a passion for music. She has been teaching elementary band since 1997 and high school since 2000.
In addition to the El Segundo Elementary Band Program, Mrs. Rice is the Assistant Director of the El Segundo High School Band, Director of the new Distinct Advantage Middle Sch
Through her many years of experience daily in the classroom, Mrs. Rice has developed an amazing capability to help students master performance skills and has earned a strong reputation throughout the community as incredibly gifted in working with children. This is evidenced by her elementary band being filmed by the producer of the Billboard Music Awards as vignettes that were broadcast throughout the national prime-time television show in 1999.
In November 2011 she was named El Segundo's Citizen of the Year for her work with community children.
Musical Arts from UCLA. She studied under Gary Gray, Håkan Rosengren, Nuno Silva, Carlos Alves, and many others. Dr. Figueiredo is adjunct faculty at the Cypress College, California, and a clarinet freelancer throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.
This program is presented by the El Segundo Concert Band, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation