Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year
My name is Sonia Takanikos and I am the music teacher at Winston Churchill Middle School. I would like to take this time to welcome all new and returning band families and give a brief overview of the music program (please click on the side tabs for specifics on each class) and how we are transitioning to Distance Learning to start the 2020-2021 school year. Creating a fun and exciting place for students to learn is priority of mine and I look forward to building on past successes, building relationships, and being creative on how we will create music on this educational platform.
I will send emails once a week to give families and students an overview and expectations for the week. Google Classroom and a music-based website will be used for assignments, assessments and quick communication with students. All band and string students are expected to practice and record on their BAND or STRING instrument. If you need a school instrument, Churchill has a limited supply of instruments that can be checked out for the year. If you are interested in renting from a local instrument shops, some local shops are listed below.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email. Thank you,
Winston Churchill Middle School
EMAIL: Sonia Takanikos (Email is the best way to contact me)
School Phone: (916)971-7324
Local Music Shops- Rentals/supplies/lessons/instrument purchases*
Tague Instrument Repair (Fair Oaks)
* Please do not purchase instruments from Costco, Amazon, Sam's Club, Walmart, or Target. Many of these instruments are very affordable but often times lead to a very frustrating experience because they often break easily. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Instrument Loan Agreament Form
Winston Churchill and SJUSD have instruments available for students who are unable to aquire instruments. Churchill has 25 music stands that are available for check out using the instrument loan agreement form. Reeds and other supplies can be purchased at local music shops, amazon or other on-line vendors. INSTRUMENT LOAN FORM
Supplies Needed Band
See band handbook
If you signed up for 0 period or Jazz band and it is not on your schedule, please email me and I will email admin.
6th graders will be added to 0 period if they pass a successful audition and there is room. 7th and 8th graders will have priority to the limited spots in the class. Thank you for understanding. Ms. T