• Welcome to Mr. Lambert's Webpage
    Welcome Guest
    Name: Toby Lambert
    Email Address: tobias.lambert@matsuk12.us
    Phone number: (907) 761-1517
    To Parents/Students:
    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. There is lots of info on this site. Enjoy. 
    -I posted a 25 minute video that is an overview of the Aug. 23, 2021 Music Open House meeting.  It is in every google class.  Students have log in for these classes so you can watch it.  Thank  you.  
    -Next Concerts are Feb. 7 (bands), Feb. 8 (choir) and Feb. 14 (orchestra).  Choir and Orchestra call is 6:30 PM for a 7PM concert.  The Bands might have to be staggared.   More info to come. 
    -Practice charts are on for quarter 2.  They started on Oct. 10 and should go till about Dec. 11.  Final turn in time will be Dec. 16 at 2:30 PM.
    -Jan. 6 at 7PM will be a Music Booster meeting on Zoom.   We are finalizing looking at a guest composer coming to CMS,  and other stuff.  We could use ideas so if you can attend, please do.  Zoom link is: 


    Info you need to know going into registration for music:

                      Classes being offered:

                           Full Year music classes:

                                         Beginning Band (start up students)

                                         Advance Band (students with 2 year or more experience)

                                         Orchestra (for beginning and advance)

                                         6th grade choir (for 6th graders-no experience needed)

                                         7th-8th grade choir (for 7th-8th graders-no experience needed)

                          One semester classes:

                                         6th-8th grade guitar class (no experience needed)

                                         Musical theater class (no experience needed-this is a theater class that will have performance aspects to it)

    For all classes, Mr. Lambert does the offical registration.  You will need to contact him at between July 15-Aug. 13.  You can also sign up for classes on: CMS music registration document

    For the Guitar and Musical theater, you will need to contact Mr. Lambert directly.  Guitar is 1st semester and Musical Theater is 2nd semester.



    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, humidifer, 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

    The Music Man: (907) 561-7001, is at 4637 Old Seward Hwy, in Anchorage Music Man Website

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

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


    Concert Calendar for 2021-2022 year.  This is mostly set correctly but adjustments are going to happen throughout the year. Being we are "picking up the pieces" from a COVID shut down/modified school year, things will be changing to adapt to the situation/position students are in as the year progresses.   For example:  The Sept. 20 band (advance band/jazz band only) and Sept 21 Choir concerts might be put together into 1 concert on Sept. 20 due to numbers of students that register/facility usage, amount of music that we have learned.  THIS IS NOT FOR SURE BUT IT IS VERY POSSIBLE THIS YEAR!!!!!

          Here is the calendar: CMS 2021-2022 Music Calendar
           Here is practice charts: Blank Practice Charts  They start on Aug. 29, 2021.  First one is due on week of Sept. 5.  
    COVID-19 AND THE 2021-2022 CMS MUSIC SCHOOL YEAR:   With the new year approaching, we are hoping for a normal year.   But COVID-19 is not going way!!!   Wind playing and choir singing are the fastest forms of transmittion.  If a situation comes up over the school year with COVID (we hope not, but we need to plan for it anyways), the music classes may have to make adjustments (such as spreading out more, using zoom classes, putting bags over wind and brass instruments, extra cleaning added, possibly singing with masks on to limit the distance of exhaled air from students, canceling or limiting people at concerts, etc.... .   I am hoping (with all my heart) that we have a normal year, but COVID does not understand a school calendar.  If something happens, we will make adjustments.  Please be aware, I will be following what the district and school implement with what I need to do to keep your children safe.    If you have concerns, please talk with me as I have learned a lot about how to deal with this over the last 1 1/2 years of working in this setting.  
    We would like to thank the following local companies for donating items for our silent auction. They are:

    Midnight Sun Tanning in Palmer

    Frenz Pet Spa in Wasilla (376-3700)

    Tanya Hegg’s Vocal Studio (707-9513)

    Dr. Thayne Dawson at Northwind Dental in Wasilla (373-2440)

    Nancy Lundlee (local artist)

    Fireside Books in Palmer

    Ruth Ross

    Heather Erickson

    Rus Ingram with Old Man Russ Fine food and Catering (301-788-2301)

    Capstone Eye Clinic in Wasilla

    Ducine McLaughlin, Dana Wojtacha and Molly Cunningham with Selah Salon and Spa (357-3155)

    McKinley Birch Enterprises (photography)-owned by William (Russ) Ingram (301-788-2301)

    Lila Willardson

    Holly Christensen

    Palmer Alaska Buzz with Barbara Hunt

    McKinley Birch Bed and Breakfast-owned by William (Russ) Ingram (301-788-2301)

    Zoe Meade with Wild Sleepy Roots (www.wildsleepyroots.etsy.com)

    Grace Hamman with Scentsy (795-0713 and ghamman7@gmail.com or graceh2012.scentsy.us )

    Nick Brunner and Jacob Wojtacha-Alaska Wood Services (521-6882)

    Three Bears (Palmer/Wasilla) (746-3888)

    April Dunham (local painter-CMS music paint night)


    Below is a working schedule for music for next school year.  If a student signs up for a music class, they will also need to pick if they want PE or Exploratory track classes (1 quarter of Health, Art, Stem and Consummer Science-they may also have media study class).  










    Semester 1

    6th-8th grade Guitar Class

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

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

    7th-8th Grade Adv. Choir

    6th Grade Choir

    6th-8th grade Orchestra

    Semester 2

    6th-8th Grade Musical Theater

    6th-8th Grade Begining Band (new or 1 year players) 7th-8th Adv. Band (completed 2 years of Band) 7th-8th Grade Adv. Choir 6th Grade Choir 6th-8th grade Orchestra



    Extra Activities Mr. Lambert is planning for the 2021-2022 school year:

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

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

    Musical Theater-After School Monday-Friday, Aug-Early Nov. 

    Spring Play- After School in March-Early May.

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

    Talent Show: Dec. 


    Things that may come back this year:

    Honor music festival (End of Feb-End of March)

    Hand Bell Ensemble (Nov-Mid Dec).


    Things putting on Hold for the 2021-2022 school year: 

    Tri-M Music Honor Society-Varied days for meeting

    Pep Band-End of Sept till Mid Nov. 




     Items updated on this website:


    1. Updated the musical page with pictures from Moana and the Thor and Loki play.    

    2. Overview page been updated.   

    3. Solo and Ensemble contest info has been updated for the Feb. 25 contest.

    4. Posted Practice charts.

    5. Added Google Classroom codes (below) 

    6. Choir has new practice tracks for the Feb. 8 Concert

    7. Nov. Newsletter has been added.





    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

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