Degrees and Certifications:
BA: Music Credential: Single Subject - Music - 2023 CLAD Certificate
Mr. John Domingcil
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. My name is Mr. Domingcil but most students call me Mr. D. I've been working here at DHS since 2013 but I've been in the district since 2001. I taught at Washington Intermediate School before I was hired here. I have a great passion of teaching students about music. I believe students can learn and have a great time learning. I also believe that any of my classes is a place where students will not only learn music, but learn about themselves and how to work together as a team. Some parents have told me that their child has "come out of their shell."
In order to be part of the DHS Bands, students had to have been in band before entering DHS. Beggining guitar students do not need any experience before taking the class.
The Emperor Marching Band participates in numerous parades and competitions through out the year:
Dinuba Raisin Day Parade
Reedley Fiesta Parade
Visalia Band Review
Selma Band Review
Orange Cove Band Review (every other year)
Pismo Band Review (every other year)
Visalia Christmas Parade
Dinuba Christmas Parade
Dinuba Cinco de Mayo Parade
Music in the Parks (Six Flags, Great America, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm)
In the first semester, we focus on learning how to read simple melodies, notes, rhythms and learn basic guitar chords. Second semester, students focus on learning bar chords, M7, m7, major/minor, pentatonic, and blues scales. Students also learn how to play pop songs. Students perform a concert at the end of the school year.