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Our school offers students the chance to develop skills in instrumental music through formal music education in grades five and six.  Our band and orchestra students perform at festivals and for school performances throughout the year.

Mr. Cymanski - Band Teacher

Mr. Cymanski was born and raised in Fairfield, CA where he attended Armijo High School. During his senior year, he joined and performed with the Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps over a four summer span. While attending California State University, Fresno, Mr. Cymanski earned a B.A. in Music Education and a M.A. in Music Performance and graduated with honors. Musical groups he has performed with include the CSUF Jazz Band, British Brass Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Marching Band. During college, he was active with the national honorary band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi.
In 1995 he became the Band Director at Selma High School where his band played for President Clinton and Senator Dole. In 1999 he started his job as Assistant Band Director at Clovis High School where he taught Concert Band, Jazz Band and Marching Band. Mr. Cymanski is currently teaching music at Red Bank, Sierra Vista, and Mickey Cox elementary schools in the Clovis Unified School District. His duties involve teaching orchestra and band to 5th and 6th grade students and general music to all elementary students. In 2009, he was nominated for the Crystal award by his peers in Clovis Unified for outstanding teaching. During the Winter of 2010, he proudly conducted the FMCMEA Elementary Honor Orchestra.
Mr. Cymanski is a member of FMCMEA, the International Trumpet Guild, and life member of the Eagle Scout Association. He currently is the Music Representative in the Clovis Unified Faculty Senate. Previous musical positions he has had include: music Resource Teacher for Clovis elementary instrumental music, California Band Directors Association Treasurer and California Music Educators Association Central Section Secretary.
In his spare time he teaches private trumpet lessons, performs in the Kingsburg Summer Band, Fresno Community Band, Los Hooligans Ska Band, and is a freelance trumpeter at various churches in the Fresno/Clovis area. He is married to his beautiful wife Stephanie and has two wonderful daughters, Brenna and Sydney.

Mrs. Humphrey - Orchestra Teacher

Orchestra at Sierra Vista introduces the violin, viola, cello, and double bass in a group setting to 5th and 6th grade students. Orchestra students are held to high levels of expectation and performance via self-driven practice outside of the classroom and personal responsibility. Students have the opportunity to perform several times throughout the school year and will also participate in rated concerts. 
 
Mrs. Emily (Johnson) Humphreys has been teaching elementary orchestra in Clovis Unified since 2016. She started playing string instruments in elementary school and switched instruments several times through middle and high school before choosing to study the double bass in college. She holds a BA in Music Performance, emphasis on the Double Bass, and an MA in Music Education from Fresno State University. She has wanted to be a music teacher since she was 14 years old. She recently married another music teacher/bass player, and she lives in Clovis with her husband and two cats.

Sierra Vista Student performing on stage

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