The Calendar of Events can be viewed at:


Samples of past  performances can be found on the Past Performances page.



The philosophy of the Dobson Performing Arts Department reflects a belief that the good of the student should be the most important consideration in decisions at all levels of public education.

The primary aims of the  ensembles within the Dobson Performing Arts Department are to help students develop decision-making skills and responsibility as well as provide them a medium for self-expression.  These are developed through the performing ensembles as the students learns their importance to the group and how to live cooperatively within that group.

It is the duty of the music staff to aid the students in the acquisition of technical and musical skills and to expose the students to a wide variety of musical literature, while offering the opportunity for successful performance.  The performance setting shall also help students:

1. gain an appreciation of self and of each other;

2. realize the power of music in bringing people closer together,

3. understand the importance of excellence in performance,

4. gain a highly aesthetic experience.




Dept. Chair / Band Jon Gomez (480) 472-3220
Vocal Ron Carpenter (480) 472-3217
Band, Music Appreciation Joseph Goglia (480) 472-6882
Band, A.P. Music Theory Rob Lubbers (480) 472-3221
Orchestra, Guitar Robert Nichols (480) 472-3216
Orchestra, Guitar Kayla White (480) 472-3205