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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 was twice voted MSBOA District 12 Teacher of the Year (2019 & 2024) and has served District 12 in the positions of Vice President of Solo & Ensemble, Festival Improvements Committee Representative and Secretary.

Email: koperap@trentonschools.com

Calendar of Events 2023-2024

Music @ Arthurs!

State Band Festival
Be Part Of The Band
Music For Life HardRock
AMS Band Day
AMS Band Hoodie
Sax
Revd Up Fun
Jazz Pianist
Revd Up Fun Live
MMEA Festival Belleville HS
State BO Festival
MSBOA
Rotary Instrument Donation
World Music Drumming Class Tour
music-brain-neuroscience
Halloween Costumes
Jake Reichbart Jazz Guitar
Chris Tabaczynski Jazz
Marcus Elliott Sax
MMEA Festival Damian Crutcher
Revelli Hall AnnArbor
Jazz Band
Yost Arena
Revelli Hall AnnArbor
Revelli Hall AnnArbor
Jazz Band
Band
Revelli Hall AnnArbor
Jazz Band Hard Rock
Halloween Concert
Kopera and Wolf
Halloween Concert
Arthurs Middle School Band Concert
Halloween Concert
All Star Band
Band in front of gym
Band Outside
All Star Band
Band at Football Game
Halloween Concert
music in the gym
conductor
conductor
band performance
band performance
Band Concert
Outdoor middle school band concert
Middle School Band Practice
Middle School Band Practice
Middle School Band Concert
Arthurs Music Logo Navy

Boyd W. Arthurs Music Department