Fine Arts

Welcome to General Music at Walter Douglas!

Students are fortunate to have general music in grades K-4 and have a choice of band, orchestra, or general music in 5th and 6th grades. The administration at Flowing Wells recognizes the importance of fine arts as part of a well-rounded education, especially for elementary students.

5th and 6th Grade – These students are privileged to be a part of the Upbeat Drumming Program which is associated with the University of Arizona. A doctoral percussion player comes 16 times a semester and teaches students drumming on tubano drums. Their learning is reinforced with Mrs. Baum on the days when the instructor is not scheduled to come. 

                                                                        Arizona Commission on the Arts
                                                                              Upbeat is provided, in part, by a grant from ACA

4th Grade – 4th graders are learning how to play the recorder. This instrument prepares them for being in band next year.  They will show you all sorts of wonderful things they have learned. Students also participate in Recorder Karate, a program where students can learn more difficult pieces and earn belts. Here are some interesting websites that will help them with their practice:

www.musick8.comDouglas Singers
Login for Karate 1:
username: karate
password: rubric

Login for Karate 2:
username: karate2
password: blackb3lt
App for iPhone and iPad
Can play on computer
Will need a microphone
Will need a flash drive from Adobe (free)

K-3 Grades – These grades focus on beat, rhythm, melody, singing, and moving!

Douglas Singers – Walter Douglas has an after school choir for 3rd – 6th graders. Students meet on Mondays after school until 3:00. We sing approximately 3 times a year.

Mrs. Baum, General Music Teacher

Upcoming Events:
  • Choral Festival TBA at FWHS.

  • Douglas Singers TBA at Walter Douglas Elementary.

  • Band & Orchestra Concert TBA at Walter Douglas Elementary.
  • Recorder Concert TBA at Walter Douglas Elementary.

Band and Orchestra

Walter Douglas Elementary School Instrumental Music offers students the opportunity to learn a band or orchestra instrument. Instrumental music classes perform concerts once per semester, and have the opportunity to join the high school students with Band Buddy Night in the fall, and Orchestra Buddy Night during the Spring. Following are some important upcoming dates for our band and orchestra families.

Upcoming Dates:

TBA- Homecoming Night- FWHS 

TBA- District Orchestra Festival- FWHS 

TBA District Band Festival- FWHS 

Thank You!

Adam, Jones, Orchestra Instructor

Spencer O'Keefe, Band Instructor