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Welcome to

the second happiest place on earth!

My name is David Saliby, and it is my distinct honor and privilege to be the new band director at Tuffree Middle School. I am a proud product of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, where I, myself, was a member of the highly respected band program at Tuffree. While a part of the program, I built up my confidence, learned teamwork, auditory skills, developed a strong work ethic, and was motivated to do my very best in all academic and personal endeavors, through music. These are only a few of the many learning goals that I will continue to teach as the director of the program. 

The Instrumental Music Program has always been a large part of the social fabric at Tuffree Middle School. Music has the unique power to transform us, lift our spirits, and build meaningful connections with whom we share our lives. As a result of this unprecedented time, these inherent qualities of music are not only needed as a vehicle for personal growth, but for widespread community healing. I am confident that our band, orchestra, and jazz bands can be a bridge back to normalcy and provide for our human need for connection. 

The complex thinking involved in playing and reading music develops the brain like no other subject. Research shows that music students score higher on tests.  The latest College Board studies (the SAT) show that music students across the country, on average, score 1604 on the tests whereas, the average non-music student scores 1455.  Also, according to college admission offices, music plays a large part in college acceptance.

 

With that being said, I cannot wait to see each and every one of you marching down Kraemer Blvd. in the  Placentia Parade and performing at Knotts Berry Farm (contingent upon state mandates). I am excited for all of the fun we will have in our classes starting in September. 

 I truly believe that the band and orchestra classrooms are the very best place to be at Tuffree Middle School!

David Saliby
Tuffree Middle School
dsaliby@pylusd.org

 

Teachers

mR. David Saliby

Instrumental Music Director (Band, Orchestra. and Jazz Bands)

dsaliby@pylusd.org

mS. Parsons

Orchestra Teacher

lparsons@pylusd.org

Mr. Teubner

Jazz 2 Director

Coach Rachel

Colorguard Coach

tuffreemsguard@gmail.com

Boosters

President

Treasurer

Claudia Nixt 

Secretary

Marisela Cabrera 

Ways & Means

Open

We use IBI for all of our instrument needs!

cleaning

Repairs

Reeds

Strings

Accessories

 

1(562) 245-6043

15847 East Imperial Highway

contact us

2151 N. Kraemer Blvd.

Placentia, CA 92870

 

Email:

Mr. Saliby

dsaliby@pylusd.org 

Coach Rachel tuffreemsguard@gmail.com

Ms. Parsons 

lparsons@pylusd.org

Boosters

tuffreeinstrumental@gmail.com