Music Department

Welcome parents and students! Those of you who are not new to Swanson already know the school year offers many exciting and enjoyable Music Department activities and opportunities. For new Swanson families, there is a wealth of information to share, and you are in for a treat. Swanson band, orchestra, and vocal music students continue to amaze us with their level of musicianship.


Important Upcoming Dates!

Tuesday, June 6 – Jazz Ensemble rehearsal 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Friday, June 9 – 7 pm – Swanson Instrumental Concert (Cadet and Concert Bands, Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra),

Monday, June 12 – Jazz Ensemble plays for the Swanson teacher retirement reception 2:30-3:15 pm


Six Flags and Hershey Park Band & Orchestra Trips

The Swanson Music Department demonstrated tremendous skill and spirit on the the spring music trips to Six Flags and Hershey Park.  Thanks to all the chaperones for all their support and congratulations to our staff and students! Special thanks are due Hanna Eun who deserves accolades for her performance in coordinating the trips with style and grace!

May 6, 2017 – Spring Trip Music in the Parks Competition – Six Flags

Results: Best Middle School Orchestra Rating – Superior, 1st Place

Best Middle School Concert Band Rating-Superior, 1st Place

Best Overall Middle School Concert Band

Esprit de Corps Award for demonstrating enthusiasm, support and respect for fellow musicians Swanson Middle School

May 12-13, 2017 – Music in the Parks Competition- Hershey Park, PA

Results: Middle school Jazz ensemble, Excellent rating – 1st place

String orchestra, Superior rating, 1st place

Wind ensemble, Superior rating, 1st place

Symphonic band, Excellent rating, 1st place

Parade band, Superior rating, 1st place

Overall Jazz band – Swanson Middle school Overall Orchestra – Swanson Middle school


Swanson Band and Orchestra Communications

Join by sending an email to the following addresses from the email account where you want to receive messages (no subject or message required):

Band: swanson-band+subscribe@googlegroups.com

Orchestra: swanson-orchestra+owners@googlegroups.com


Swanson Chorus Communications

Please sign up for Remind and enter the code: @swansonch. Email Dr. Klontz with any questions.  Please see the Chorus Page for syllabus, uniform order forms and other items.


We hope you find this website informative and easy to use. Feel free to give us any suggestions on how to make it better by sending an email to the Music Department website manager. This page contains links to one or more websites that are outside of the Arlington Public Schools network. APS does not control the content or relevancy of these links.