Pleasant Lea Middle School Our Mission

Instrumental and Vocal Music

Courses Offered:

Vocal: Music I, Music II, Black and Gold Choir

Instrumental: Cub Band, Concert Band, 7th grade Orchestra, 8th grade Orchestra

Contact Information:

Paul Morales, Orchestra

Voice Mail: 816-986-1499 ext. 8164


Holly Dahn, Vocal Music

Voice Mail: 816-986-1499 ext. 8145


Brady Finch, Instrumental Music


Voice Mail: 816-986-1499 ext. 8883


Mike McBain, Instrumental Music


Voice Mail: 816-986-1499 ext. 7077


Materials and primary resources used within the department

Published octavo and instrumental music, school and privately owned instruments, extra resource materials such as videos and recording equipment, recordings and computer projects.

Departmental goal(s)

Our goal is first and foremost to create beautiful, interesting, and instructional MUSIC. In the process, we build character, cultural awareness, and musical skills that transfer to other areas of curriculum. We also provide an outlet for student expression.

Department philosophy

We believe that every student holds the ability to create and enjoy music and can make the world a better place in the sharing of music.

Special projects and activities sponsored by the department to supplement instruction

Club activities such as Jazz band, Barbershop Club, musicals, Tiger Singers, Awards Assembly 

Community activities such as performing for our Partners in Education Contests and clinics Honor choirs at local, state, and national levels 

Combined activities with the high school