Elementary Band

In the fall of 2006, we began the Elementary After School Band Programs for Center Street and Richmond Street students. We started by hiring three teachers and one assistant, and soon we expanded with four volunteer members of the El Segundo Concert Band, and six volunteer students from the high school band. These high school students are enrolled in our mentoring program and gain an understanding of how to teach young musicians. About one third of our high school volunteers began their musical career in the elementary band program.

The El Segundo Elementary Band Program is now in it’s 20th year with Mrs. Edie Rice as the director. Classes are held at Center Street and Richmond Street School. Students receive group and individualized instruction from professional musicians and accomplished teachers each week. Each year seventy to ninety students typically enroll in the band program.

Alumni of the elementary band program have consistently performed well academically, and musically in middle school, and high school. Many have gone on to play music in college, and a few have elected to study music at the college level.

Want to know what our elementary bands are up to?

Visit our Elementary News page!

Band Sign Up

Payments and application can be made online by clicking here.

Instrument Choices: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, and Baritone

Fees for second semester: $250 (February 1 through May 18)

Includes all applicable sales taxes

Fees are due by February 1st

Fees include use of an instrument (when available), one method book, after school instruction, and a band polo.

Band instruments are provided in playing condition. If instruments are returned in the same condition, there will be no repair charges assigned.

All fees are non refundable after the first week of class.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Edie Rice:

Phone: (424) 242-3722

Email: edie.rice@sbmusic.org

Class Schedule


2:00pm-3:00pm at El Segundo High School

Advanced Band Ensemble, and Percussion


3:00pm-3:45pm at Richmond Street School

Beginning Band Sectionals


3:00pm-4:00pm at Center Street School

Advanced Band Sectionals


3:00pm-3:45pm at Center Street School

Beginning Band Sectionals

Note: Even on minimum days, classes start immediately after school


Edie Rice - Education Director

Heather Ukrisna - Flute

Virginia Figueiredo - Clarinet

Jonathan Sadalin - Clarinet

Bryce Schmidt - Trumpet

June Satton - Low Brass