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Boyd W. Arthurs Music Department

Building A Tradition Of Excellence

Trenton Public Schools is an integral part of a community that takes great pride in the quality of education and experience it provides for its children.
 

Music Education is a vital part of this experience.

Kopera Band Performance


At Arthurs Middle School, students are members of the 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, and 8th Grade Band. Students are selected by audition for membership to the Arthurs Jazz Band. The elective classes of String Theory, Music Time, Singing Class and World Music Drumming are also available and open to the entire student body. We are active members of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) where each year our students perform and receive the highest honors at District 12 Solo & Ensemble, Band & Orchestra and State Festivals.

The success of our music program is due to the hard work of the administration, the parents, the community, the educators, and most importantly, our students.

Mr. Peter Kopera is the Music Director for the 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Concert Bands, Arthurs Jazz Band, String Theory, Music Time, Singing Class, Music Composition, Jazz Improvisation and World Music Drumming. Mr. Kopera began teaching at Arthurs MS in the Fall of 1998. Originally from Western New York, Mr. Kopera graduated from the Crane School of Music. Mr. Kopera also attended the Birmingham Conservatoire in Birmingham, England and earned his Master's Degree in Music Education at the University of Michigan. Mr. Kopera composed and recorded the musical soundtrack to the independent film "An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge" and performs regularly throughout southeastern Michigan with various jazz groups including The Bluewater Kings Band and Jukebox Saturday Night. Mr. Kopera is active in MSBOA, having served District 12 in the positions of Vice President of Solo and Ensemble and Festival Improvements Committee Representative. Mr. Kopera was voted District 12 Teacher of the Year in 2019 and currently serves on the MSBOA District 12 Executive Board as Secretary.

Email: koperap@trentonschools.com

Calendar of Events 2023-2024

Music @ Arthurs!

Boyd W. Arthurs Music Department

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Feb. 21
Band Group Yearbook Pictures!

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6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Jazz Band

Thursday, Feb. 29
MSBOA Band & Orchestra Festival

Allen Park High School Performing Arts Center
8th Grade Concert Band
10:25am performance

Friday, Mar. 1
MSBOA Band & Orchestra Festival

Allen Park High School Performing Arts Center
7th Grade Concert Band
8:30am performance

Thursday, Mar 14
Get Involved Fair!

Jazz Band/Solo & Ensemble

Wednesday, Mar. 20
DMG Jazz Clinic

Gibraltar Carlson HS
Jazz Band

 


 

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