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

  • Register Now!

  • Schedule for Band, Piano, and Ukulele Programs are listed below!

Important Dates

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

-Aristotle, Philosopher

  • Registration is open!

  • Band, Ukulele, and Piano begin the week of September 12th

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 are below.

  • 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

  • Band recruitment is geared toward 4th-5th graders. This happens in three phases:

    • Phase one - Presentation where we talk about the instruments as well as the band experience​​​. Here is the Demonstration Video!

    • Phase two - Choosing! The choice is yours and if you know what instrument you want to play, feel free to register. However, if you need help, we're here! Reach out to us via email and we'll schedule a time to meet with you. 

    • Phase three - Registration. If you're ready to register please visit:​ www.strivinupmusic.com/register

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 are below.

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 are below. 

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. 

Lesson Schedule

"Where words fail, music speaks."

-Hans Christian Andersen

Piano/Ukulele

  • Piano and Ukulele lessons will occur on a rotating basis during the school day on Tuesdays. ​

All Band Students

  • Band lessons will occur on a rotating basis during the school day on Wednesdays.