• Welcome to Mr. Lambert's Webpage


    UPDATED ITEMS 6/2/23)

    1. Overview page been updated a lot

    2.  Google Classroom codes (below) 

    3.Working on a lot of pages

    4. Syllabus pages are still in progress.







    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 registration for music will start around July 15.   Students/families who are returning will be contacted before that.  Students/families new to CMS or the music program will need to talk with Mr. Lambert to get officially registered into the music program.   Beginning Band and Beginning Orchestra students will have a fitting meeting with Mr. Lambert before  August 7.  
    -Fittings for Beginning Band and Beginning Orchestra dates have not been set.   They will start as of July 18 till Aug. 8.  Some days will be morning/afternoon, some will be evening.  If your schedule does not fit that, then I will work with you on a different date.  If you are going to be out of town for this entire timeslot, please email me by July 10 so taht I can get you set-up with something else.  
    -CMS fall musical will be "The Story of Hansel and Gretel".  Auditions will be right after Labor Day.   Performances will be Oct. 28 (7PM) and Oct. 29 (2PM and 7PM).  We are looking to also have a streaming performance in Nov.   More info will be coming.
    -Tri-M honor music society will be starting up after the start of school year.   This group is a service society using music to help out our community.  Any CMS Band, Choir or Orchestra students can apply for it as long as they have an application filled out, meet all grade requirements and are participating in those listed classes for the entire school year.  Here is the application: 2023-2024 Tri-M Application.  Full application (including 2 letters of recommendation) are due to Mr. Lambert by Sept. 12, 2023.  
    -Advance band, Choir and Advance orchestra will be having singing/playing tests right after the start of the school year.  Beginning Band and Beginning orchestra will have their test later in the 1st quarter.  
    -Fall concert for Advance Band and Choir is Sept. 18, 2023 (Choir will have call at 6PM/concert at 6:15PM and Advance Band will have call at 7:15PM/concert at 7:30PM).  Orchestra will have its concert on Oct. 2, 2023 (6:30PM is call, concert at 7PM)
    -For all Music student/families, the CMS Music Open House meeting is on Monday, Aug. 21, 2023 at 7PM in the cafeteria.  We will be covering of material on grades, events, policies and procedures in this very active program.  
    -Guitar class has limited space.  7th and 8th graders that have already signed up will have first choice.  6th graders and new CMS students will have remaining spots.  Please be aware.  All guitar students must own their own instrument as CMS does not own guitars and Mr. Lambert is not willing to loan his grandmother's guitar to a student.  If you have already taken this class, you cannot take it again. 
    -To all students who want to take the Musical Theater class, Mr. Lambert must talk to you before you register for this class.  Students are expected to be able to sing, dance, and deliver dialogue in front of public.   This is a performance class (like all other music classes).  Students with music performance experience or outside theater performance are really helpful as this is NOT A START-UP CLASS.   Students need to have basic theater skills to function in this class.  New students are allowed but they are going to be expected to perform without disagreements.  This is part of the expectations.  PLEASE BE AWARE.  Students who have taken this class can not take it again.

    -1st quarter Practice Charts is going on.  This quarter charts will run from Aug. 27 till Oct. 14 (7 weeks, 245 pts)- Charts are weekly assignments.  They are worth 35 pts each week for 2 hours of practice (and yes they get partial points for charts with 0-119 minutes).  Charts go from Sunday to Saturday every week.  Students turn them in to the “Snoopy” box every week.  They need full name, the date of the week they practiced, times for each day, total time added up and a parent signature.  All of this is needed to be graded.  Students can practice more than 2 hours if they want and put that on another chart if they are going to be gone on another week (like a vacation).  Charts can be turned in up to 2:30 PM on Oct. 18.  I won’t take them past 2:30 PM even if they are sick from school.  They have all quarter to turn in stuff even if they choose to turn it in at the end only. Please be aware that if a student turn them in at the last minute and they are not filled out correctly, they will not be graded and I can’t return them to the student for them to repair them. 

    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

    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 Concert Schedule
           Here is practice charts: Blank Practice Charts  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 Orchestra

    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 Guitar  

    Semester 2

    6th-8th Grade Orchestra

    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 Musical Theater  



    Extra Activities Mr. Lambert is planning for the 2022-2023 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.