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Key Dates 2017-2018

Dance Assemblies

December 5
Band Assemblies December 7
Winter Band & Guitar Concert December 7, 7pm
Orchestra Assemblies December 14
Winter Orchestra & Choir Concert December 14, 7pm
Guitar Assemblies December 19
Black History Month Talent Show February 9
All-City Music Festival February 2 & 3
Musical Review February 22, 23, 24
Maker Faire April 15
CMEA Festival May 18 & 19
Dance Assemblies TBD
Orchestra Assemblies May 8
Spring Orchestra & Choir Concert May 8
Band Assemblies May 10
Spring Band & Guitar Concert May 10
Guitar Assemblies TBD
8th Grade Promotion June 5
   
   

 

Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA)

Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) refers to the disciplines of visual arts, dance, drama/theatre, music and literary arts. 

 

Presidio Middle School offers a wide range of electives in visual and performing arts including band, orchestra, drama, art, chorus and dance.  Click on the page links to the left to find out more information about each of these electives!

 

Ms.BottiniVAPA Dept Head & Orchestra (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced)

Veronica (Kiramidjian) Bottini grew up in a house filled with music, as her mother was a piano teacher, accompanist and church organist. Growing up, Mrs. Bottini attended San Francisco Public Schools, summer sessions at the S.F. Conservatory of Music and later San Francisco State University, where she received  a Bachelors's Degree in Music. Her private violin teachers included the British violinist John M. Ray, and San Francisco Symphony members Frank Houser, David Schneider and Peter Shaffer. After 30 years of performing as a freelance violinist in Bay Area orchestras, the Toot Suite Trio, the Point Lobos Trio and teaching privately, Mrs. Bottini returned to SFSU to receive her teaching credential in Music Education, studying conducting with Professor Leroy Roach. Mrs. Bottini has come full circle, returning to conduct the orchestra that she formerly played in as a student at Presidio Middle School.

 

Mr.GeyerBand (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced)

Information Coming Soon!

 

Ms.Navarrete-DavisDance & Parent Liaison

Rebecca Navarrete-Davis was a dance major at SFSU and completed her teaching credential and Masters in Teaching at John F. Kennedy University. She has been teaching at the middle and high school level for 20 years. Over the past 35 years, she has performed and directed dance companies, touring Russia, Italy, France, Mexico, and Cuba. Her dance classes will take you around the world, through the ages, and on a journey to your own story.

 

Mr.Stookey, Drama/Theatre & Literary Arts

Jake Stookey completed his degree in Visual and Performing Arts and Arts Education from the University of Idaho and SFSU.  He has performed, presented, curated and educated students in Berkeley and San Francisco public schools for the past 21 years.  His motto, "have a big heart and ye shall receive ten fold".

 

Ms.Karney, Chorus & Guitar

Anna Karney currently runs two choir programs, one at Presidio Middle School and the other at George Washington High School. This program includes sight-singing, music history, composition, and rehearsal of repertoire for various concerts, adjudications, festivals, and community outreach.  And new this year, she kicked off Presidio's new guitar class elective!

Contact Veronica Bottini  Veronica Bottini Teacher
Contact David Frahm  David Frahm Teacher
Contact Anna Karney  Anna Karney Teacher
Contact Rebecca Navarrete-Davis  Rebecca Navarrete-Davis Teacher
Contact Jake Stookey  Jake Stookey Teacher