TEF Announces Pilot Elem. School Band Program at VHES


TEF Elem. School Band Program

Music teacher David Bradley will conduct an Elementary Band Program for 5th Grade students at Vintage Hills Elementary School in Temecula beginning January 19, 2016. Sponsored by the nonprofit Temecula Education Foundation (TEF), the 12-week, before-school program features woodwind and brass instruction. Bradley was featured at the school’s Nov. 13 Friday Flag Salute. Parents have until Dec. 11 to take advantage of the early-bird discount.


Temecula Education Foundation Announces Pilot Elementary Band Program at Vintage Hills Elementary School

November 19, 2015 – TEMECULA, CA – Representatives from the Temecula Education Foundation recently introduced plans for a pilot Elementary Band Program for fifth-grade students at Vintage Hills Elementary School (VHES). The fee-based program is scheduled to start the week of January 19. Students will learn to play a brass (trumpet or trombone) or woodwind (clarinet, flute, or saxophone) instrument. Instruction will be before school, 8 AM – 8:45 AM, twice each week. The early-bird registration fee is $165. After December 11, the price will be $180.

“The Temecula Education Foundation is thrilled to bring an elementary band program back to Vintage Hills. We hope this program is a success and that we can do the same for other elementary schools in our district,” said Susan Miyamoto, TEF director. “We appreciate the support of administration, and we are fortunate to work with instructor David Bradley, who is well known in the local music community. David is a talented musician, and he has a great rapport with students of all ages. The program is contingent upon successful enrollment of at least 24 students. We hope families will recognize what a valuable opportunity this is. Students will enjoy learning basic music and an instrument, and it’s been proven that music education provides benefits across all curriculum levels. This is also excellent preparation for middle school music programs and what we hope is a life-long love of music,” she added.

During school hours, families wishing to register a student can drop off payment at the front desk at VHES. Checks should be made payable to Temecula Education Foundation or TEF. Online registration and payment options may be found at Questions may be addressed via email to or by phone, (951) 506-2470. Early bird registration of $165 ends December 11; the price after that date is $180 per student.

Formerly known as the Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education, TVFEE, the foundation shortened its name to the Temecula Education Foundation, TEF, and announced a new logo and website earlier this year. The 501(c)3 nonprofit is run by an all-volunteer board of directors. TEF is best known for its summer school enrichment classes for high school students; curriculum support grants for TVUSD educators; and its community-wide event, the Taste of Temecula Valley (TOTV). The sixth TOTV will be held April 29-30, 2016, in Old Town Temecula. More information is available at


For more info:
Barb Burkett, TEF Publicity
(951) 834-3086