• Welcome to the 2021-2022 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). 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.  


    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. 


    New COVID Guidelines are being worked on and will be posted shortly. 


    If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email. Thank you, 

    Sonia Takanikos

    Instrumental/Vocal Music

    Winston Churchill Middle School



    Contact Information

    EMAIL: Sonia Takanikos (Email is the best way to contact me)

    School Phone: (916)971-7324 



    Local Music Shops- Rentals/supplies/lessons/instrument purchases*

    Tim's Music (Carmichael)

    Tague Instrument Repair (Fair Oaks)

    Kline Music (South Sacramento)

    The Music Store (Rocklin)

    * 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



Last Modified on August 10, 2021