Mr. DeStefano/Music Theory & History

Welcome to Mr. DeStefano's Music Theory & History Middle School Course

June 15, 2017

Congratulations 8th Grade!

I would like to extend a congratulations to the 8th graders on graduating this week. You all have made my first year at L.B.C.R.S. a great one. Best of luck to the 8th graders on your journey as you begin high school.

May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day!
May 17, 2017

6th & 7th Grade Test

Reminder for all students in 6th & 7th grade to study for their first test on classical music history. All PowerPoints from class are uploaded onto my class page. You may use those, or the Quizlets we made in class to help you study.

April 26, 2017

Rock and Roll History test for all 8th Graders

8th grade will have their first test covering all material from our Rock and Roll History lessons on Tuesday, May 2nd. All PowerPoints covered in class are under the "Resources" tab on my class page. Review those PowerPoints, as well as the Quizlet made in class, in preparation for the test.

April 12, 2017

Happy Easter!

Would like to wish everyone at L.B.C.R.S. a very happy Easter! Hope all students and their families enjoy the break.

Welcome Bishop Barres!

We are honored and privileged to have Bishop Barres at Long Beach Catholic this afternoon to attend our prayer service during Lent. 
March 26, 2017

Chromebooks in Music

Now that all students in middle school have their Chromebooks, be sure to charge them overnight before coming to school! We will be using them as often as possible in a variety of different ways. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
January 30, 2017

Happy Catholic School's Week!

Wishing everyone a happy Catholic School's Week. We have a ton of great events and activities happening throughout the rest of this week, and I look forward to meeting prospective families through these events and our Open House.

6th Grade Listening Quiz

First listening quiz of the year for both 6th grade classes on Wednesday, January 18th. Remember, the best way to study is to listen to as much music as possible!


Wishing everyone a very safe and merry Christmas, as well as a happy New Year!

October 22, 2016

7th & 8th grade Listening Quiz on 10/22!

Second listening quiz of the year for all 7th and 8th grade classes this upcoming Friday, October 28th. Same format as the last quiz, and again, listen to as many examples as you can on your own for practice!

September 23, 2016

7th & 8th grade Listening Quiz on 9/30!

First listening quiz of the year for all 7th and 8th grade classes next Friday, September 30th. Remember to listen to as much jazz music as you can get your hands on before next Friday! Listening is practicing.

September 14, 2016

After finally getting to meet each class, I want to take this opportunity to thank every faculty member, student and parent that I've had the privilege to meet during my first week. Each and everyone one of you has made me feel like a welcomed member of the family, and I couldn't be happier to be a part of this community. I am really looking forward to the rest of this school year.

During the duration of the school year, students in this class will be involved in the studying of musical notation to advance their music literacy, as well as developing a background knowledge of classical, jazz, and rock n' roll music.

Looking forward to what the rest of this school year will bring!

-Mr. DeStefano

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