Music Program

Dear Parents & Students,

Welcome back!  The Desert Sky Fine Music Department is very excited about our upcoming school year. Forms went out this week, for your child to sign up for the following:

– Band (every day during the school day) – starts on July 31st – directed by Anka Mischel

– Choir  (every day during the school day) – starts on July 31st – directed by Aubry Wilkes

– Orchestra (every day during the school day, plus one day per week before school by grade/skill level) – starts on July 31st – directed by Cynthia Smalling & Anka Mischel

– Steel Drums (after school) – starts on August 13th – directed by Anka Mischel

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Anka Mischel

Music Coordinator, Vail School District

Director of Steel Drums & Band, Empire High/Desert Sky MS


Enjoy Your Summer

For new student registration, please call 879-2712 and leave a message. We will return your call.

Watch for a letter from Mrs. Dabney over the summer for information on the new school year.

School resumes Monday, July 16th.

We are an A+ School of Excellence!

Today, Desert Sky Middle School was again named an A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Education Foundation. We are very proud of our students, staff, and school community! Only the very best schools in Arizona receive this recognition after an intense two day site visit has occurred.

Congratulations Desert Sky!!!!

It’s a great day to be a Cougar!