Welcome to the Tulare Union High School Music Department Website.  I would like to welcome back all our returning students and want to send a special welcome to all our new students and their families.  As you all are aware, 2020-2021 was a unique school year.  I am excited that in 2021-2022 we begin our year in person and hope we meet this way the entire school year.   

As a member and a parent you may be wondering how will our activity work during this time?  
We all know that the students are a part of our department because they want to perform for a live audience.  The students are also a part of our groups because they have the opportunity to be with their friends, be a part of our groups and be part of a large social group.  And last, but not least, they get to go on trips and perform for other communities.

I am pleased to announce that our district is following the local guidelines when it comes to student safety.  Currently our local officials allow students to play their instruments indoors and outdoors.  There are a few stipulations that they and I must abide by.  First, when we rehearse indoors everyone should have a mask on.  Last year the school district purchased for us masks specifically for band students.  We have a few left over and will be ordering more soon.  Second, when we are outside masks are not required and optional.

As the director, I want everyone to know I will follow the guidelines the school district asks of me to make sure your student is protected and safe.  A big part will need to come from each student to make sure they also take care of themselves.  

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.  The best way to contact me is by email.  There are two ways to do so: email me at mario.capote@tulare.k12.ca.us or at the top of the page you can fill out the contact form.

I am looking forward to making 2021-2022 the best year I possibly can for the students. 
I urge everyone to have and maintain a positive attitude in order to have a great school year.

Mario Capote
Director of Instrumental Music 
Tulare Union High School