Upcoming Events

3rd Grade Nutcracker Project

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - Field Trip to see the Nutcracker at the Mission Playhouse Theater

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 2:40pm, Student Performance at Roosevelt Cafeteria

  • Featuring all 3rd Grade, plus 2/3 Dance Elective

TK & Kinder Holiday Concert

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:50 PM in Roosevelt Cafeteria 

  • Featuring holiday music performed by our youngest Roosevelt Bears!

4th & 5th Grade Holiday Concert

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:00-10:00 AM in Roosevelt Cafeteria 

  • Featuring holiday music performed by our oldest Roosevelt Bears!

Chinese New Year Celebration

A  2nd Grade Collaborative Presentation

Friday, February 14th, 8:35AM in the Roosevelt Quad

  • Featuring music and dancing in honor of the Chinese New Year

1st Grade Spring Show

Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:45pm in Roosevelt Cafeteria

  • Featuring our 1st Graders in a Violin and Singing Performance

3rd Grade Spring Show

Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:45pm in Roosevelt Cafeteria

  • Featuring our3rd Graders in a Violin and Singing Performance

Unity Festival

MIE Electives Showcase

Saturday, April 25, 2020 10am-2pm at the San Gabriel Public Library


  • Mariachi, Piano,  Handbells, Guitar, Rock Band, Ukulele, Percussion Ensembles, Dance, and more!

Cinco de Mayo Celebration and Dinner

Friday, May 1, 2020 5PM in the Roosevelt Cafeteria

  • Featuring Mariachi and Folklorico 

  • Fundraiser for Mariachi Program and MIE, Tickets for concert and dinner TBA

5th Grade District Concert

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6PM at Jefferson Middle School Gym

  • Featuring all SGUSD 5th Grade Students in Band, Orchestra, and Choir

4th & 5th Grade Spring Concert

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9AM in Roosevelt Cafeteria

  • Featuring our 4th and 5th Graders in Concert!

2nd Grade Spring Show

Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:45PM in Roosevelt Cafeteria

  • Featuring our 2nd Graders in a Violin and Singing Performance

TK Promotion and MIE Performance

Friday, May 29, 2020 1:00PM in Roosevelt Cafeteria

  • Featuring our TKers in performance as they promote to Kindergarten!

3rd Grade Instrument Petting Zoo

Tuesday, June 1, 2020 During MIE

  • 3rd Graders will get a chance to try out all of the instruments and make a selection for next year!

5th Grade Promotion 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:00 AM in Roosevelt Cafeteria

  • Featuring our 4th Grade "Pompers" Honor Orchestra and songs by 5th grade

Kinder Promotion and MIE Performance

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:00PM in Roosevelt Cafeteria

  • Featuring our Kindergarten students in performance as they promote to 1st Grade!

Music Immersion Experience Instructional Staff

TK/Kinder Team

Brian Cannady

Victor Burguan

Robert Cartwright

Olivia Salas

1st Grade Team

Iwen Chuang

Jonathan Valdez

Paulina Nunez

2nd Grade Team

3rd Grade Team

Sara Jones

Victor Burguan

Olivia Salas

4th Grade Team

Albert Burrola Orchestra

Robert Cartwright


Nicole George



Angeline Tran, Lead

Anthony Burrola

Eileen Tran

5th Grade Team

David Tranchina Orchestra

Jason Chavez 


Monserrat Lujano 



Argenta Walther

SDC, Choral

Erika Salas



We are grateful to the following for their generous support of the MIE Program

D'Addario Foundation

The D'Addario Foundation has supported the MIE program since 2018 with a cash grant and music education products. We are so grateful to this phenomenal foundation and company!  WEBSITE

J. Brown Violin Maker

All stringed instruments used by the MIE program were carefully selected, and set up by J Brown Violin Maker in Claremont, CA. The instruments were then provided at a deep discount to the program. The company has a long history of supporting music education. For more information, please visit their WEBSITE.  

Instrument Donations

A Very Special Thank You to the following people for their generous support of our program through instrument donations. 

  • Dr. Gary Scott, President, San Gabriel Unified School District Board of Directors           Flute, and Trumpet for the Roosevelt Band

  • Dave and Anne Fruehling - Electric Guitar, Electric Bass,stands, and cables for the Roosevelt Rock Band

Fundamental Period

          The fundamental period begins at the end of the traditional school day and consists of the following: Transitional and traditional kindergarten students receive daily general music lessons. Students in grades 1-3 receive lessons in violin, and vocal/general music. 4th and 5th graders choose between woodwind, brass, or a string instruments to receive group lessons on, and also have choir and percussion classes. 

Fundamental Period Daily Schedule

TK/K Daily Schedule:

  • Every Day, General Music is provided by a Resident Artist from 1:50-2:20 (Wed 1:05-1:30)

1st-3rd Grade Fundamental Period 2:25-3:25 (1:30-2:30 W)

4th and 5th Grade Fundamental Period: 3:100-4:00 (1:30-2:30 W)

Electives Period

        After the fundamental period, students in 2nd-5th grade can choose up to 2 elective classes that meet 2 or 3 times weekly. Choices include: Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Percussion Ensemble, Camerata, Handbell Choir, Dance, Rock Band, Mariachi, Folklorico, and PreBand


Electives Period Daily Schedule

2nd and 3rd Grade M/W/F Electives

3:25-4:00 PM (2:20-3:00 PM W)

  • Percussion Ensemble

  • Handbell Choir

  • Dance

  • Pre Band

  • Guitar

  • Piano

2nd and 3rd Grade T/Th Electives

3:25-4:00 PM​​

  • Ukulele

  • Folklorico

  • Guitar

  • Piano

  • Camerata

4th and 5th Grade M/W/F Electives

4:00-4:45 PM (2:20-3:00 PM W)​​

  • Guitar

  • Mariachi Band

  • Piano

  • Dance

  • Handbell Choir

4th and 5th Grade T/Th Electives

4:00-4:45 PM ​​

  • Ukulele

  • Rock Band

  • Folklorico

  • Piano

  • Guitar

  • Camerata

About MIE

          The Music Immersion Experience Program at Roosevelt Elementary School in San Gabriel is a tuition free, comprehensive music program provided for every student, every day at Roosevelt Elementary School in San Gabriel, California. The models of El Sistema, Harmony Project, The Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, as well as traditional, local programs, were used in the careful development of this program. 


         The MIE program consists of a "fundamental period," which all students participate in automatically, and an "elective period," which students in the 2nd-5th grade can optionally participate in. The traditional school day has been extended to accommodate the MIE program. Currently the program serves 386 students in TK-5th Grade. 


         There are 18 part time Resident Artists and 3 Assistants currently on the MIE staff.  The MIE program is administered by the SGUSD Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, Samantha Theisen, Roosevelt Elementary Principal, Cheryl Wilson, and Assistant Principal, Ann Anderson (See STAFF page for more info)

   The Music Immersion Program at Roosevelt Elementary is supported by the San Gabriel Unified School District, and is free to the students. SGUSD considers the subject of Music to be a vital part of our students' well rounded education, and it is greatly supported by the school district on all levels. Additional Support through a grant has been generously provided by the D'Addario Foundation. 

For more information:
San Gabriel Unified: 
Roosevelt Elementary:


San Gabriel Unified School District 

Visual and Performing Arts

408 Juniperro Serra Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91776