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PLAY TIME-In addition
to the daily required study
of music, students can
choose from electives
such as rock band,
hand bell choir, Latin
percussion and mariachi
band.

administrator. "They've noticed how kids take more pride in
what they're doing with music and that it translates to the rest
of their academic life."
Rewriting a classic rock song
Every student at the school is enrolled in The Music
Immersion Experience, which was recognized as the grand
prize winner in District Administration's 2019 Districts of
Distinction program.
All students learn to play the violin beginning in first
grade and can switch to a brass, woodwind or other string
instrument in fourth grade. Students perform at school and
in the community several times throughout the school year.
District music specialists instruct students each day in
instrumental, choral and general music, using classical and
contemporary pieces. Students also choose an elective such
as improvisation and composition, guitar, ukulele, rock band,
mariachi band, hand bell choir, dance and Latin percussion.
The music instructors collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate academics into music. For instance, students
working on an introduction to geology lesson this fall wrote
their own lyrics to Queen's "We Will Rock You."

"The MIE program has changed
our students' lives. They are more
confident in themselves, in their
work and in their learning."
-Roosevelt Elementary School Principal Cheryl Wilson
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Teachers say that students have improved their problemsolving skills and are also looking out for one another more
because learning an instrument has made them feel connected to a bigger community.
'Energy, positivity and a love for school'
San Gabriel USD educators had to lengthen the school
day when they started the program five years ago. Their goal
was to find an innovative alternative to traditional interventions in trying to close the persistent achievement gaps
between students at Roosevelt and the district's other elementary schools.
Students' test scores continue to improve, both overall
and among each demographic subgroup, Theisen says. As of
last summer, the percentage of Roosevelt Elementary third-,
fourth- and fifth-graders who have met or exceeded the standards on the Smarter Balanced Assessment's English Language Arts exam had increased 27 points since the program
began. Math scores have increased by 15 points. Discipline
incidents that require administrative action dropped by 75%.
The program has also taken on personal meaning for
Theisen, who recently moved her family to San Gabriel so her
children could participate in the Music Immersion Experience at Roosevelt Elementary.
"Having music every day with all the different instructors has made a huge impact
on my kids," she says. "Their energy, their
positivity and their love for school has grown
exponentially." DA
Matt Zalaznick is senior writer.
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