• 6th Grade Band 

    7th/8th Grade General Music

    Steelpan Ensemble

    Name: Rick Stetson
    Email Address: rstetson@pdsd.org
    Phone number: 610-497-6300 X3304



    Welcome to The Home of Northley Middle School 6th Grade Band,  7th/8th Grade General Music, and The Northley Steelpan Ensemble.

    Please check back frequently for updates such as schedule information and other resources to help you have a rewarding musical experience.



    It's Winter Concert Season!! 
    The 6th grade band and chorus concert is scheduled for Tuesday December 4th at 7pm. Band students should arrive at 6:45pm to get ready for the performance. 
    The dress for the concert is formal. 
    Boys: Dress Pants, Dress Shirt, Tie, and Dress Shoes. 
    Girls: Dresses or Slacks with Dress Shirt, Dress Shoes.
    The band will be having rehearsal after school this Wednesday November 28th and next Monday December 3rd. The rehearsals are from 3 until 3:40 and students can ride the late bus home if needed. These rehearsals are mandatory and they are crucial to the success of our winter concert. Due to our schedule at Northley these two rehearsals are the only opportunity the students have to play together as a whole band before the concert. 
    Please contact me if your student has a major conflict with the rehearsal dates or the concert. 
    The Northley Steelpan Ensemble will not have rehearsal on Monday December 3rd due to the band rehearsal. 


    Please see the "Band Handbook" link below for all information concerning the band.
    A complete list of rehearsals and performances can be found at the bottom of this page. 


    Band Handbook


    After you have reviewed the handbook please fill out the information form below


    Band Information Form


    Thank You! 



    If you would like to take an inside look at what we do in the general music classroom, there is a "Class Videos" tab to the left.

    It contains videos from all grade levels and demonstrates what students can accomplish.



    The Northley Steelpan Ensemble rehearses on Mondays from 3PM until 4:30PM all school year.




    All Students Will Need A Folder For General Music And Band!
    Within the first few days of each marking period students will need to bring in a folder for class.
    The folder will stay in the classroom and contain all of their materials.
    Mandatory 6th Grade Band Rehearsals and Concerts
                   Rehearsal: Wednesday November 28th 2018  (3PM - 3:40PM) 
          Rehearsal: Monday December 3rd 2018 (3PM - 3:40PM)
     Concert: Tuesday December 4th 2018 (7PM - Finish)
         Rehearsal: Wednesday April 10th 2019 (3PM - 3:40PM)
          Rehearsal: Wednesday April 24th 2019 (3PM - 3:40PM)
       Rehearsal: Wednesday May 1st 2019 (3PM - 3:40PM)
                                                     Concert: Thursday May 2nd 2019 (7PM - Finish)
    A late bus will be provided for students on all after school rehearsal days. They can also be picked up at the school. 
    Students will need their own transportation for the concerts.