• Welcome to Mr. Lambert's Webpage


    CMS Fall Musical

    Performances in early Nov.  Auditions will be at the end of August.  More info will be coming.

    We are looking for actors for this show.  

    Alaska String Camp: For 6th grade: July 27-29

    For 7th-8th grade: July 30-Aug. 2

    At Big Lake at Camp Maranatha

    Cost is 6th grade-$420, 7th-8th-$525

    Go to alaskastringcamps.org to register.  

    Contact them at 907-696-2267 or info@alaskastringcamps.org

    Alaska String Camps provides a musical as well as sleep-away camp experience, with orchestra rehearsals, small ensembles (intermediate), music theory and fiddling classes, as well as a lake and planned games and activities. Camp culminates with a concert for families of campers.

     AK String Camp poster

    AK String Camp Hand out 1

    AK String Camp Handout 2

    For Orchestra people: The Mat-Su Youth Orchestra is starting up on Sept. 11 from 6:30PM-8PM at Iditarod Elementary.   They are looking for intermediate level players.  Cost is $100.00.  You can email Kai West at alaskaiwest@gmail.com and you can go so MSYO.org for more information. 


    UPDATED ITEMS 5/27/24

    1. Overview page been updated a lot. 

    2.  Google Classroom codes (below) 

    3. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman the musical-basic info added to overview page







    Google Classroom codes:

    Advance Band: lskirff

    Beginning Band: zfm3soh

    Guitar: ye2tjac

    Musical Theater: d3haifa

    6th grade Choir: sbfkaym

    7th-8th grade Choir: mceeq3j

    Orchestra: 4cd3dij

    Musical/Play: awh7sn2

    To Parents/Students:
    Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year. There is lots of info on this site. Enjoy. 
    Name: Toby Lambert
    Email Address: tobias.lambert@matsuk12.us
    Phone number: (907) 761-1517
    -Fall music registration will start around July 15 for incoming and new students.  For returning students, you should receive a phone call or email by July 10 at the latest.  
    -New students and incoming students coming to CMS this fall-Mr. Lambert is the contact person for all music registration.  Class being offered are: 
             1. Beginning Band (for new players and players with a limited amount of time on a band instrument)-year long class
             2. Beginning Orchestra (for new players and players with limited amount of time on an orchestra instrument)-year long class
             3.  Beginning Choir (for 6th grade students)-this includes Handbells-year long class
             4. Advance Band (for returning band students or students who have working in the 2nd year curriculum in the band books)-year long class
             5. Advance Orchestra (tied to beginning orchestra but students with a full contact year of orchestra already or more)-year long class
             6. Advance Choir (for 7th-8th grade students)-this includes Handbells-year long class
             7. Guitar class (for any 6th-8th grade students looking to learn the basics about guitar playing-limited space, must have their own equipment,  1 semester long only)
             8. Musical theater class (for 6th-8th grade students with some performance time in theater or music to learn ins and outs of theater-1 semester long, will need to talk to Mr. Lambert before registering due to the advance nature of this class).  
    Band class is for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, tuba and percussion
    Orchestra class is for violin, viola, cello, up right bass
    Guitar is for guitar (acoustic is perfered due to equipment needs).  
    Choir is for singing and handbell playing. 
    For a student who wants one of these classes, they have to register with me.  Beginning Band and beginning orchestra students will have to sign up for a "fitting" session with Mr. Lambert during the end of July and into August.  This will be set-up when they register with Mr. Lambert.  This is to get their materials organized for the start of the school year.  
    -String players-private lessons on strings over the summer are being offered by Ruth Schwartz (Mat-Su Central homeschool music teacher). If you are interested, here is the link:Summer String lessons
    -For my incoming 8th graders on steel drums- intro class is June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19 (6 classes) from 5-7PM at CMS. 


    Thank you to our donors-

    Thank you to the following company/people that donated to the CMS music silent auction. 

    Carrs in Palmer                                                 Caine’s Restaurant

    Northwind Dental                                            Reel Alaska

    Nesha’s Jewelry                                                Gardner Family

    Boiler Man Plumbing +Heating                   Adams Family

    Overall Bookkeeping (Minoza Family)     Landen Michael’s Art Gallery

    Capstone Dermatology


    Stuff needed for instruments for Beginning Band:

          Flute: Need cleaning rag, Jewelry screw driver

          Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax: #2 reeds (about 10-12), cleaning swab, jewelry screw driver, mouth piece cleaner swab

          Trumpet, F. Horn, Baritone, Tuba: valve oil (clear color is preferred), cleaning kit with slide grease (if the instrument is the students) 

          Trombone: valve oil (clear color is preferred), trombone slide grease (different from regular slide grease), cleaning kit (if the instrument is the students)

          Percussion: Percussion kit that contains a snare pad, bell kit, mallets for bells, snare sticks, percussion stand to put snare pad and bells on. 

    Stuff needed for instruments for Beginning Orchestra:

          Violin, Viola: Rosin for bow, neck pad to lift the instrument on the student's neck, humidifier, extra set of strings

          Cello, Bass: Rosin for bow, humidifier, extra strings (for cello especially)

    Stuff needed for Guitar Class:

           Students need a case, humidifier, pick, extra strings


    Books for Beginning band are: Traditions of Excellence Book 1 (red) and Book 2 (blue)

    Books for Beginning orchestra are: All for Strings Book 1 (light brown) and Book 2 (blue) 


    NO books for Guitar class at this time. Mr. Lambert will provide what he needs for the students.  

    Most of the equipment that CMS has can be rented to Beginning Band/Beginning Orchestra students: Cost this year for rental is $100.00 for the year.  Contract will be given to family at their instrument fitting meeting.  First come, first serve (advance band/orchestra students need to have their own stuff unless it is a big instrument like a tuba or baritone-instrument mostly being focused to beginning students this  year).  


    Places to rent/purchase instruments, equipment, books (which normally include warranty and maintenance plan):

    Matanuska music: (907) 376-4006, it is at 280 N. Willow Street in Wasilla Matanuska Music Website

    Horn Doctor: (907) 272-4676, is at 1000 Ingra St. in Anchorage Horn Doctor Website

    Music and Arts: (907) 561-7001, 

    Petr's Violin/Guitar Center: (907) 276-1800, is at 1408 Hyder St. Unit B in Anchorage Petr's Violin/Guitar Website

    Wood and Wire (Orchestra/Guitar stuff): (907) 745-7457 is at 3020 N. Glenn Hwy, Palmer. Wood and Wire Website

    There are others shops if you google search, but these are the main ones for band, orchestra and guitars.


    Concert Calendar for 2023-2024 year.  

          Here is the calendar: 2023-2024 CMS Music Calendar  (This was updated on 7/26/23-change in Solo/Ensemble Contest date)
           Here is practice charts: Blank Practice Chart  They start on Aug. 27, 2023.  First one is due on week of Sept. 3.  

    Below is a working schedule for music for this school year.  









    Semester 1

    6th-8th Grade Beginning Band (new or 1 year players)  

    7th-8th Adv. Band (completed 2 years of Band)  

    6th-8th Grade Orchestra  

    6th-8th Grade Guitar   

    6th Grade Choir

      7th-8th grade Adv. Choir  

    Semester 2

    6th-8th Grade Beginning Band (new or 1 year players)  

    7th-8th Adv. Band (completed 2 years of Band)     6th-8th Grade Orchestra     6th-8th Musical Theater     6th Grade Choir 7th-8th grade Adv. Choir  

    Monday/Friday-all classes

    Tuesday- 4C's, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th period

    Wednesday-4C's 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th period

    Thursday-4C's, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th period


    Extra Activities Mr. Lambert is planning for the 2023-2024 school year:

    Jazz Band (for advance band students)-Tuesday/Thursday 6:45 AM-7:15 AM

    Jazz Choir (for advance choir students)-Wednesday/Friday 6:45 AM-7:15 AM 

    Musical Theater-After School Monday-Friday, Sept-Late Oct. 

    Spring Play- After School in March-Early May.

    Solo/Ensemble contest students: Jan-Feb. After school

    Honor Ensembles: Feb-Mar. during and after school

    Talent Show????

    Tri-M Honor music society-Sept till May.

    Steel Drum Ensemble: Nov till end of the year-open to 8th core music students with some requirements.


    Things that may come back this year:

    Hand Bell Ensemble (Nov-Mid Dec).


    Things putting on Hold for the 2023-2024 school year: 

    Pep Band-End of Sept till Mid Nov.