Victor Hugo“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 
― Victor Hugo

YHS School Fight Song "We're Loyal to You Illinois"

Important Dates for Yerington Music .

February 5 - 6        NZNMEA Honor Band   CCHS Fallon

February 12 - 13    NZNMEA Honor Choir   CCHS Fallon

February 21          NZNMEA Solo & Ensemble    Fernley HS

Feb 27- Mar 1       Pep Band to State B-ball   Las Vegas

March 12              NZNMEA High School Band Festival    Carson Community Center

March 17              NZNMEA  High School Choir Festival   YHS

March 21              Yerington Music Department Pancakes in Concert     Multipurpose room  9 - 11 am

March 28              Hoops For Heroes     YHS Pep Band  4-8pm

March 31              NZNMEA  Jazz Festival     Carson Community Center

April 1                  NZNMEA  Middle School Band Fesitval     Carson Community Center

April 15 - 18          Nevada All-State Music       Las Vegas

April 30 - May 2    Nevada Small School All State Honor Band   Sparks

May 12                YHS Spring Instrumental Concert

May 16                Armed Forces Day Parade    Hawthorn

May 19                YIS Spring Concert

May 21                YHS Spring Choir Concert

May 31                YHS Band @ YHS Graduation   9 am

4 YHS band members were chosen to participate in the 2013 Nevada All-State Small Schools Honor Band in Elko, May 2 - 4.

Melissa Pursel - Clarinet
Haelee Mitchell - Bass Clarinet
Roberto Rodrigues - Trumpet
Scott Darrington - Baritone

Welcome to the 2014 - 2015 School year, let's make it a great one.

Keep up to date by checking back often for Yerington Music news.

Want to help the music program directly by donating needed equpiment and materials?

The National Teacher Registry is a free service for schools and teachers that enables them to create a list of the items they need for their classrooms. Conceptually it is similar to a wedding or baby shower registry.

With the National Teacher Registry, parents and others can find a teacher's registry, purchase items from the list, and have the items delivered to the classroom.

Click this link, click on find, type Yerington for school, click on Chris Jeka.

Important: Please read and act NOW!

Be a "positive" advocate for music education.

Please remember, you are in control of keeping music and the arts in our schools, let your support of music education be known. Talk to your students administrators and tell them the arts are important to your child’s education.

Contact your school board representatives @ (

Call or write to your Nevada legislators and express that you want them to support and fight for continued funding of music and the arts as a part your child’s complete education.

Please feel free to use this as your your letter, or write your own if you wish.

Here is the contact information for some of our local and state government officials: 

District 38 Assembly member  Tom Grady 

43 Fairway Drive Yerington, NV 89447-2170  Ph. 775-463-2612 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            775-463-2612      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      


Capital Senatorial District    James Settlemeyer


2388 Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423-8923 Ph. 775-265-7739 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            775-265-7739      end_of_the_skype_highlighting   



Yerington High School

 Music Department  

Chris Jeka, Director of Music

Room 23

114 Pearl Street

Yerington, NV 89447


School E-mail

Home E-mail

Dear Yerington Band parent,

The new school year is in full swing, it's time to keep up those music “chops” and begin developing them for band. As director of bands at YHS I have been teaching private lessons on band instruments for over 17 years and would love to continue this year. If you or your band student want to work a little just to keep fresh, hope to develop a hidden talent or get ahead in band this fall, please contact me to set up some one on one private lessons or get together with some others for group lessons. The end goal is to keep music at Yerington going strong and make sure it continues to have a strong presence in our community

Musically yours,



Christopher E. Jeka

Director of Music at Yerington High School

Yerington Intermediate beginning band and guitar





YHS Band and Select YIS Band members participate in the 4th annual UNR Mass Band Day.
A great time was had by all.
Check out the video.....UNR_2010_t.3gp


Please stop by the Okto comments page and leave your comments about Oktoberfest.

What did you like?
What do you think needs improving?


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Welcome to the "New" internet home of Yerington Music!

As the year progresses this site will be updated with 
everything that is Yerington Music.   

Mr. Jeka 
Website manager.



Click here for a Powerpoint presentation
about the POWER of Music Education!

Time Invested In Practicing

Pays Off For Young Musicians, Research Shows


npr-medium_r Singing: The Key to a Long Life

Become a Yerington Music Booster, any music parent or community members wishing to help us are graciously invited. Contact Chris Jeka for info.

Please check back here often for important information about music classes, performances and Yerington music news.

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