Roosevelt Elementary School

401 Walnut Grove Ave
San Gabriel, CA 91776


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Fundamental Period

          The fundamental period begins at the end of the traditional school day and consists of the following: Transitional and traditional kindergarten students receive daily general music lessons. Students in grades 1-3 receive lessons in violin, choir and percussion. 4th and 5th graders choose between woodwind, brass, or a string instruments to receive group lessons on, and also have choir and percussion classes. The 4/5 Band and 4/5 Orchestra meet as a large ensemble once per week during the regular school day. 

Electives Period

        After the fundamental period, students in 2nd-5th grade can choose up to 3 elective classes that meet up to 3 times per week each. Choices include: Guitar, Ukulele, Orff Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Strings, Chamber Winds, Chamber Voice, Handbell Choir, Advanced Choir, Dance, Rock Band, Jazz, Latin Percussion, Musical Theater, Creative Ability Development, PreBand, and Composition.


Fundamental Period Daily Schedule

TK/K Daily Schedule:

  • Every Day, General Music is provided by a Resident Artist from 1:50-2:20 (Wed 1:05-1:30)

1st-3rd Grade Fundamental Period 2:25-3:25 (1:30-2:30 W)

4th and 5th Grade Fundamental Period: 3:100-4:00 (1:30-2:30 W)

1st Grade Daily Fundamental Schedule:

  • MWF - Violin 2:25-3:25 (1:30-2:30 W)

  • Tuesday - Choir

  • Thursday - Percussion

2nd Grade Daily Fundamental Schedule:

  • MWF - Violin

  • Tuesday - Percussion

  • Thursday - Choir

3rd Grade Daily Fundamental Schedule:

  • Monday - Choir

  • Tues/Thurs/Friday- Violin

  • Wednesday - Percussion

4th/5th Grade Daily Fundamental Schedule:

  • M/T/Th/F - Instrument Sectionals​​/Large Ensemble

    • Mondays ​- Orchestra, Fridays-Band

  • Tuesday - 1pm 4th Grade Choir​

  • Thursday - 1 pm 5th Grade Choir

  • Wednesdays - Differentiation Rotation Day

          The Music Immersion Experience Program at Roosevelt Elementary School in San Gabriel is a tuition free, comprehensive music program provided for every student, every day at Roosevelt Elementary School in San Gabriel, California. The models of El Sistema, Harmony Project, The Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, as well as traditional, local programs, were used in the careful development of this program. 


         The MIE program consists of a "fundamental period," which all students participate in automatically, and an "elective period," which students in the 2nd-5th grade can optionally participate in. The traditional school day has been extended to accommodate the MIE program. Currently the program serves 404 students in TK-5th Grade. 


         There are 20 part time Resident Artists and 3 Assistants currently on the MIE staff. In addition, a full time music Teacher on Special Assignment provides integrated general music lessons, designs collaborative, inclusive, whole school projects, and conducts professional development. 

         The MIE program is administered by the MIE Coordinator, Samantha Theisen, and Roosevelt Elementary Principal, Cheryl Wilson (See STAFF page for more info)

   The Music Immersion Program at Roosevelt Elementary is entirely supported by the San Gabriel Unified School District, and is free to the students. SGUSD considers the subject of Music to be a vital part of our students' well rounded education, and it is greatly supported by the school district on all levels. 

For more information:
San Gabriel Unified: 
Roosevelt Elementary:

About MIE

Electives Period Daily Schedule

2nd and 3rd Grade M/W/F Electives

3:25-4:00 PM (2:20-3:05 PM W)

  • Orff Percussion Ensemble

  • Handbell Choir

  • Pre Band

  • Guitar

  • Piano

  • Exploration Wheel

2nd and 3rd Grade T/Th Electives

3:25-4:00 PM

  • Dance

  • Ukulele

  • Guitar

  • Piano

  • Latin Percussion

4th and 5th Grade M/W/F Electives

4:05-4:45 PM (2:30-3:05 PM W)​​

  • Guitar

  • Mariachi Band

  • Orff Percussion Ensemble

  • Show Choir

  • Piano

  • Latin Percussion

  • Handbell Choir

4th and 5th Grade T/Th Electives

4:05-4:45 PM ​​

  • Ukulele

  • Rock Band

  • Pop Music

  • Piano

  • Guitar

  • Drumline

  • Camerata

Extra Wednesday Elective

3:05-4:00 PM

  • Rotation Wheels (exploratory classes designed around student interest and/or skills)

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