Elementary Band Information

The El Segundo Elementary Band Program is now in it’s 21st year with Mrs. Edie Rice as the director.  Classes are held at Center Street Elementary, Richmond Street Elementary, El Segundo Middle School and El Segundo High School. 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.                


ALL Beginners

ALL Advanced

(2nd+) Year Students


2-3:00 PM ESHS Music Building



Richmond Cafe







Note: Even on minimum days, classes start immediately after school

Instrument Choices:
    Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone and Baritone

Fees for second semester (up through May 18)$250.  
Second Semester Fees are due Feb 1.

Fee include use of an instrument (when available), one method book, after- school
 instruction, and band shirt.
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)
edie.rice@esconcertband.org  ericemusic@msn.com 

Click here to read a letter from to new band parents from Anthony Mazzocchi, a Grammy-nominated music educator, who has performed as a trombonist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and many other groups. 

Click here to read a letter from Anthony Mazzocchi titles 3 Things Parents Must Tell Their Children When They Begin a Musical Instrument



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
ool Instrumental Music Program and the South Bay Music Symposium each summer.

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.

Heather Breene

Originally from New York, Heather recently moved to Southern California to pursue her teaching career. In 2011, she graduated cum laude with degrees in Music Education and Flute Performance from Manhattanville College where she received several performance awards including the Elliat Magaziner Award, and the MichaelL Falacaro Award. Additionally, Heather was accepted into Manhattanville's first annual Students of Great Achievement program.
Upon graduation, Heather was accepted to a New York University graduate program in conjunction with the Kodaly Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary, where whe studied music pedagogy and ethnomusicology. Previously in 2010 she took advantage of a community service exchage program a Manhattanville to travel abroad to Kolkata, India volunteering at a local orphanage.

Heather resides in Los Angeles County teaching general music and band in North Hollywood and woodwinds with YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles) in the Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA).
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Dr. Figueiredo received her Bachelor of Arts from the Lisbon Superior School of Music, her Master of Music from CSU, Fullerton, and her Doctorate of

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.

Virginia's private students are members of All State Honor groups and regularly win talent competitions. Contact her for private lessons at virginiaclarinet@gmail.com






This program is presented by the South Bay Music Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation