Mr. Oliver Diez joined the Palmetto Elementary family over twenty years ago and has spent most of his career creating what is now one of the most respected elementary music programs in South Florida. Miami-Dade County agrees and in January 2019, Mr. Diez was named Teacher of the Year!
Students must be in grades 3rd – 5th and have at least one-year experience in playing a band instrument.
Students must be in grades 2nd – 5th and would like to learn to play one of the following: flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, trumpet, trombone, baritone, French horn or tuba.
Students must be in grades 3rd – 5th and play extremely well a band or string instrument. Students must audition with Mr. Diez before joining Jazz Combo.
Students must be in grades 2nd – 5th and audition at the beginning of the year. Students should be able to match pitch with their voice, meaning when they hear a series of notes on the piano, they must sing it back using the same pitches.
Students must be in grades 4th – 5th and have some musical background in reading rhythms. Auditions are held at the beginning of the school year
Rehearsals are usually after school 3:05-4:05. Dates will be announced. Students must be in grades 1st – 5th grade.
Our Palmetto Cheerleaders bring the spirit and enthusiasm to local South Florida events throughout the school year. They also perform at our special Performing Arts shows, and help our elementary students get excited at our Fun Fest and school wide movie nights! Try outs for this group of second through fifth graders are held each Spring. Come join the squad and show your spirit!
Music USA 2022
The final placements were:
Concert Band: 1st Place Superior Rating
Chorus: 1st Place Superior Rating
Orchestra: 3rd Place Excellent Rating
Jazz combo: 1st Place Superior Rating
Drumline: 1st Place Superior Rating
Jazz Combo members each received Outstanding Soloist Awards
Watch our kids sing at the exclusive Music USA Festival held in Universal Studios Orlando in May of 2022. These hard working 2nd-5th graders won 1st Place Superior Rating!
Our kids learn a love of music through instruments beginning in second grade. Our older band members performed at the Music USA Festival in May of 2022 and received a 1st Place Superior Rating!
Our Drum Line is unstoppable! Even the judges at the Music USA Festival were tapping their toes along with our 1st Place Superior Rating Drum Line!
Maria Astor, President
Stephie Goldman, Vice President
Gabriela James, Secretary
Alix Martinez Junor, Treasurer
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The performing arts program is an enormous vehicle that is dependent on funding from a variety of sources in order to function properly. Please support us by donating today!
All parents are encouraged to participate in this organization. Parents are considered members if their child is enrolled in the Performing Arts Program. Our program cannot success without your help and support!