Divine Providence

Welcome to the Divine Providence page! This page will have a few purposes but will mostly be used to host different pieces of related information.  

General Information

"Music is to the mind as air is the body."

-Plato, Philosopher

Important Dates

"Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young."

-Aristotle, Philosopher

  • Registration opens August 6th

  • Band, Ukulele, and Piano begin the week of September 16th

Band

“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?”

 -Jane Swan

  • Band is a great musical experience offered to all 4th-8th grade students

  • Every band student will receive one half hour group lesson of similar/like instruments.

  • Lessons schedules will be displayed at your above request.

  • For more information about the band program, please visit www.strivingupmusic.com/band

Recruitment

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”

-Billy Joel

Ukulele

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

-Victor Hugo

  • Ukulele is a great musical experience offered to second through third grade students. 

  • Every Ukulele student will receive one group, half hour lesson per week (Maximum of 8 students per class)

  • Lesson schedules will be displayed at your request

Piano

"Where words fail, music speaks."

-Hans Christian Andersen

  • Piano is a great musical experience offered to Kindergarten through third grade students. 

  • Every piano student will receive one group, half hour lesson per week (Maximum of 8 students per class)

  • Lesson schedules will be displayed at your request

About

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

-Bob Marley

  • Mr. Portillo is excited to bring his experience and charisma to DP!

  • Mr. Portillo has been a band director for over 10 years

  • Mr. Portillo believes in the value of teaching music and leans heavily on appreciating music through laughter and mastering music through hard "fun" work.