August 25, 2016

About Tracie Swanson

Hi! My name is Tracie Swanson and I have been Corbett's Grade/Middle School Music Teacher for the past eight years. My teaching experience includes: 15 years in the Hillsboro District grades K - 6; four years in Eastern Oregon in the Pine Eagle School District teaching K - 12 general music, band, chorus, and drama; two years as the band director at Boring Middle School; and currently here at Corbett. My husband, Larry, and I have been married for 33 years! :) We have four children that we adore and are so proud of. Our oldest three are married and our youngest, Liesel, is a Senior at Corbett High School.

Mrs. Swanson’s Settlers Band proud to perform spring concert April 28th!

Please join the Settlers Band on Tuesday, April 28th, in the MPB at 6:30 p.m. for a great time! These young musicians have a surprisingly mature and full sound that we are excited to have you hear. We are performing an interesting… [Read More…]

Settlers Band Concert TONIGHT!

Dear Band Parents, I was just told that the newsletter for the month of May is being held up due to technical difficulties, so I thought I would put a last minute message on our school website.  I know you… [Read More…]


Tonight on NBC at 8:00 p.m., Carrie Underwood will be staring as Maria in a live performance of the “Sound of Music!”  I hope your family will have an opportunity to watch this unique presentation.  I know I will be… [Read More…]

Settlers Band Concert TOMORROW!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7th is the Settlers Band Spring Concert.  Please have your performer in Mr. Killgore’s band room at 6:00 p.m. to tune and warm up. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. in the MPB. Students are to wear… [Read More…]

Settlers Band (2nd year band) Spring Concert Date Set!

Hello Band Parents! You heard them at Christmas . . . now it’s time to hear how much improvement your band student has made since that time!  Our Spring Band Concert will be Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in the MPB… [Read More…]

TAKE NOTE! Spring MUSIC Program Schedules posted below!

ALL programs will be a tribute to the folk singer, Woody Guthrie!  Come and see Woody’s music come to life through the musical talents of our Kindergartners through 6th graders. Program #1! . . . Funky Monkeys! Tuesday, April 9,… [Read More…]

Settlers Band Concert Success!

Thank you to all the families and friends who attended the Settlers Band debut concert last night!  What a wonderful celebration for our new band!  I wish you all a Merry MUSICAL Christmas.  Mrs. Swanson

Funky Monkey T-Shirts

Greetings Funky Parents!  If your Monkey is new to the Funky Monkeys or needed to order a new shirt . . . they came in today!  As always, Graffi-T-Shirts in Gresham did a wonderful job!  If you have not sent… [Read More…]

Funky Monkeys say . . .

“All I want for Christmas is a ukulele!”  Those students who already have a ukulele are enjoying taking Christmas music home to play all by themselves while singing some of their favorite holiday songs!  The Monkeys have been introduced to… [Read More…]

Settlers Band Holiday Concert

YOU are cordially invited to the Settlers Band’s hard fought flurry of notes, rhythms, key signatures, time signatures, and pitch! The battle has been waged . . . Come witness the defeat of these unruly instruments as we perform a… [Read More…]