Band Program (2014-2015)
For the first time in its three-year history, Painted Hills Middle Schools plans to establish a band program. Over 55 students plan on joining band in the 2014-2015 school year, and they will receive new instruments, method books, music stands, repertoire for concerts and festivals, and other necessary equipment. Desert Hot Springs High School, the school that PHMS feeds into, has an overabundance of students enrolled in Beginning Band courses. By starting a band program at Painted Hills Middle School, students will learn their instruments starting from a younger age, and enroll in intermediate and advanced courses in high school. Every PHMS student who shows interest in band is accepted. In an age when arts funding is cut at many schools, Painted Hills students can enjoy the innumerable benefits of a music education.