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Open Auditions from May 1, 2, 3, and 6

Congratulations to all the scholars who made it into Vocal Ensemble (Choir 2) and Ripple Effect (Show Choir 2)

Vocal Ensemble (Choir 2)
Camila Aja-Cordero
Georgina Cereghino
Caleb Davis
Parisa Farrokhyar
Marcus Gallud
Elia Garibaldi-Princetta
Noelle Gomez
Paige Halligan
Liliana Hunter
Giacomo Murphy
Annalise Steele

Ripple Effect (Show Choir 2)
Angelique Dekkers
Isla Johnson
Blakeley Jontig
Jesse Klein
Kathleen Nguyen
Greta Regur
Layla Rogers
Scarlett Sibrel
Xiomara Strub

Dwyer Music Classes

Dwyer Middle School's Music Department provides comprehensive instrumental and vocal development offerings. Our advanced classes are part of the school's Academy for the Performing Arts Junior (APA Jr.), a pathway to the HBHS APA programs. Our music classes allow students to realize their fullest potential while interacting with peers who share their passion for the Arts. Involvement in music not only increases self-esteem but often raises the level of academic achievement as well. More importantly, our students learn musical skills, develop lasting relationships with their peers, and acquire a lifelong appreciation for music.

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2024-25 APA Jr. Application

2023-24 Music Calendar


All music classes are yearlong courses, except Commercial Music (which runs for a semester at a time, but feel free to take it for two semesters in a row!). 6th graders are welcome to join all Dwyer Music courses instead of the Elective Wheel. All classes are open to 6th, 7th, or 8th graders.


  • Concert Band (Band 1): Beginning concert band class
  • Concert Orchestra (Orchestra 1): Beginning strings class
  • Concert Choir (Choir 1): Beginning choir class
  • Rising Waves (Show Choir 1): Beginning choir class w/ dance choreo
  • Commercial Music: Commercial music class


  • Wind Ensemble* (Band 2): Advanced concert band class
  • String Ensemble* (Orchestra 2): Advanced strings class
  • Vocal Ensemble(Choir 2): Advanced choir class
  • Ripple Effect* (Show Choir 2): Advanced choir class w/ dance choreo

*APA Jr. class (selective, audition-based)

Promo Videos

Click on the buttons below to find out more about each Dwyer Music team:

Band Promo Video

Orchestra Promo Video

Choir Promo Video

Commercial Music Promo Video

Dwyer Chorale

Dwyer's premium choir! Singers from our Vocal Ensemble (Choir 2) and Ripple Effect (Show Choir 2) combine to participate in this advanced ensemble. They represent our city, district, and school at various festivals and competitions throughout the country (and the world)! Someday, we plan to be invited to the World Choir Games! Here’s a short clip of highlights from our 2022 NYC trip to perform in Carnegie Hall!


Dwyer Music Program Highlights
  • We have a culture of cultivating competent musical teams!
  • We're a supportive group! You instantly become part of a tight-knit music family, and we always have each others' backs!
  • We journey together! We participate in the Disney Imagination Campus Workshops annually. We also attend the Heritage Festivals.
  • We get invited to perform in various venues and events like; the LA Angels stadium, for the Harlem Globetrotter basketball games, at Chapman University & Sonoma State University for state-level choral festivals, and even to Carnegie Hall (New York City) for a national choral festival!
  • We perform for all sorts of school-wide & district-wide events too!

Contact Us

General Info
YouTube: Dwyer Music

Mr. Reyes
Bands & Choirs
YouTube: Reyes

Ms. Homann
Orchestra & Commercial Music
YouTube: Homann

Dwyer's Music Department offers a variety of music classes ranging from beginning to advanced skill sets. Some of our classes do not require an audition. Our advanced classes are part of our school's APA Jr. program - a pathway to APA at Huntington Beach High School. Most of our offerings are yearlong classes.

Students currently enrolled in beginning/intermediate level Dwyer Music full-year elective(s) will be evaluated within their class(es). Thus, it will not be necessary to schedule an audition. However, an Online Application should still be submitted.

Classes that DO NOT require auditions (open to beginners) are:

  • Concert Band (Band 1)
  • Concert Orchestra (Orchestra 1)
  • Concert Choir (Choir 1)
  • Rising Waves (Show Choir 1)
  • Commercial Music

APA Jr. Music Classes (audition required):

To initiate the audition process, please complete our Online Application. You will be contacted shortly after you have submitted your application. To ensure proper and timely communication, please provide us with a reliable and valid email address in your submitted online form.

Details of audition requirements for each advanced music class can be found in their "Audition Checklist" document (see below). Click on "Audition Checklist" for your choice of music class and review the required audition materials to help you prepare for a successful audition.

Required audition materials such as sheet music can be found below:


President: Addison McCoy

Vice President: Aria Hunter

Secretary: Makayla Ordaz

Treasurer: Lucy Deatrick & Sammie Robles

Historian/Librarian: Anna Dekkers & Xochilt Lezama Garcia

  Concert Choirs Show Choirs Bands Orchestras Commercial Music
President Sammie Robles Lucy Deatrick Addison McCoy    
Vice President

Harloe LaVeau

Kalin Givens

Anna Dekkers

Alyssa Bischof

Alex Chong

Archie Okerman

Student Conductor

Xochilt Lezama-Garcia

Helene Grenier

  Mason Sawyer    
Dance Captain  

Jillian Cheng

Malia Calvin

Waverly Craver

Emma Villasenor


Clarissa Bui

Claire Le

  Tosh Beckman    
Librarian     Betsy Bolous    
Section Leaders

Ava Falcioni

Brooklyn Hartley

Noelle Rasmussen

Mika Nieto

Serena Garrett

Emma Butkys

Taylor Dudley

Tereza Bednarik

Shayla Patel

Aria Hunter

Catalina Espiritu

Santiago Corso

William Robbins

Benjamin Le

Levi Bravo

Kris Baliton

Seamus Conwell