My name is Donald Cerchia and this marks my 13th year teaching music at Perris High School. I received my BA in Music as well as my teaching credential from California State University Fullerton. My main instrument is the clarinet, and I have been playing for 33 years, performing in the top performance groups and studying under some of the best professional and studio clarinetists in Southern California. I have performed numerous concerts in the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Tokyo Japan, and South Korea. Currently, I play in the Moreno Valley Wind Symphony. I reside in Corona with my wife of 11 years and 2 boys, aged 7 and 2(almost). In my spare time, you can find me taking day trips with the family, attending Cub Scout Den Meetings with my son, jet skiing around Lake Perris, working on our model train layout, playing darts, or repairing slot machines.
In my years at Perris High School, we have maintained award-winning Marching Band, Concert Band, Colorguard, and Percussion programs, as well as Beginning Band, and Piano classes. Our bands have performed in both CSBC and SCSBOA circuits. We have performed concerts in Avalon; Catalina Island, on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Midway, Seaport Village in San Diego Harbor, and Knott's Berry Farm. We also have performed in numerous community events and parades, school functions, and all the music programs have been featured in our annual Holiday and Spring Concerts.
My current courses for the 20-21 school year include....
* Concert/Marching Band
* Intermediate Band
* Percussion Ensemble
* Beginning Band