• Great Musical Sounds
    Greenfield Middle School
    Performing Arts Department
     2017 NAMM

    Greenfield Middle School has been named ( for the second time- 2016 & 2017) one of 118 schools across the nation to be a SupportMusic Merit recipient by the NAMM Foundation. Greenfield Middle School demonstrates an unwavering commitment to providing comprehensive music education for all students.


    With this prestigious accolade from a nationwide non-profit foundation, Greenfield Middle School is demonstrating its commitment to innovative learning opportunities for all children as outlined in the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which lists music and the arts as recommended subjects as important for a well-rounded education for all students.



    Greenfield Arts Pathway Facilitator
    Grammy Music Educator Quarter Finalist 2016 & 2017
    Joan Knoernschild 
     GMS Music Teacher
    Steve Spence



    Welcome to GMS Performing Arts web page. Greenfield Music Department is an award winning elective that has several elective choices for the students at Greenfield Middle School.

    Music electives that are offered are as follow:
     Music Appreciation- wheel
    Guitar Class- Year long elective
    Musical Theater-Year long elective
    Beginning Band- Year long elective
    Intermediate Band- Year long elective 
    Advanced Band (A Band)-Year long elective  
    GMS Drum Line- After school Tues. & Wed. 3:30-5 pm


    This website will be updated every week with vital information about Music Theory, Music History, Composers, concerts, performance dates and slide shows of the different performances here at GMS.


    Welcome everyone to 2016-17. It is going to be an exciting year. Please remember to always check this website for important information


    *Grades are posted on Google Classroom site/Zangle*
    **Mr Holland's Opus Foundation Grant 2016** 

    Dear Dr. Miyashiro, Mr. Calvert and Mrs. Knoernschild,

     Congratulations! I am thrilled to inform you that The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation has selected Greenfield Middle School to receive a donation of the following:


    1 marimba

    5 flutes

    2 alto saxophones

    5 clarinets

    1 bari saxophone


    The total retail value of this donation is $24,750. Please note that this donation is made possible by generous funding from SpyderPop Records and the Gene & Ruth Posner Foundation.

    GMS Music Grant Awards 2016-17
    *GMS PTA 2016 for their generous donation of 16 music stands for the music department. 
    *Greenfield Music Departments wishes to thank the Heartland Lion's Club 2016 for their generous donation of $500 to the music department.
    *Thank you CVUSD for $4,600 to purchase new instruments for the instrumental music department. 
    *GMS also wishes to thank the Friends of East County Arts for their generous donation of $1,000 which will be put towards the Key/Note Visualizer to help with the Music Appreciation keyboard class. Thank you soooo much.
    *Also, a great big thank you to Donor's Choose for donating needed percussion instruments for drum line and band classes.
    *Thank you Cajon Valley Education Foundation for your generous donation of $500 towards an iPad Air Pro. You rock!!!!! 
    Up Coming Performances
    GMS Talent Show
    June 8, 2017
    2 Daytime performance 
    GMS Theater
    1:30 & 2:30 PM 
    Congratulations to all the band and drum line members for the competition at the HighNote Music Festival.  Both groups received superior ratings!!!!!! Woohoo
    High Note Music Festival  
    If you ever need to contact Mrs. Knoernschild please feel free to call 619-588-3103
    or email knoernschild@cajonvalley.net 

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