Immanuel Lutheran

Welcome to the Immanuel Lutheran page! 

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 is open!

  • Meet Mr. Portillo at Immanuel Lutheran Registration Day on August 5th (2p-6p)

  • Band Demonstration at Immanuel on August 24th (at Immanuel during school day)

  • Band Pairing at Immanuel on August 25th (at Immanuel during school day)

  • Band, Piano, and Ukulele begin the week of September 13th

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

  • 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​​​. 

    • 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! Click here to schedule a virtual consultation (Opens Aug. 2nd). 

    • Phase three - Registration. If you're ready to register please visit:​ www.strivingupmusic.com/register (Opens Aug.2nd)​

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.

  • Why is Ukulele so good for you? https://www.fender.com/articles/play/7-reasons-to-play-ukulele

Piano

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”

-Lao Tzu

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

  • Every piano student will receive one group lesson per week (Maximum of eight students per class). 

  • Lesson schedules will be displayed at your request. 

  • To find out more information about the piano program, please visit www.strivingupmusic.com/piano

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 Immanuel!

  • Mr. Portillo has been a band director and musician for over 15 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.