SIMDE helps provide an instrumental music and dance experience in education and performance for the students of Southridge High School in Beaverton, Oregon.
SIMDE is a comprehensive program based on teaching music through performance. Students perform varied literature and study instrumental technique, elements of musicianship, disciplines, theory, history, and composition. Every ensemble strives for the highest level of excellence possible. High academic and performance standards are set for every student. The goal is to challenge students to reach beyond their current abilities in an effort to promote growth both personally and musically. It is also our mission that each student receives a rewarding, enriching, and aesthetic experience through music and dance.
Southridge Instrumental Music & Dance Ensembles (SIMDE) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that exists to support Southridge High School's many instrumental music and dance ensembles. We have a wide variety of performance ensembles. We also support and encourage students to perform independently in their own small ensembles or as soloists.
SIMDE works to raise funds and provide logistical and volunteer support to make the music program at Southridge High School successful and rewarding for our students. We hope that these programs will prompt growth and create responsible students who, through their participation in our ensembles, will benefit both themselves and our community.
SIMDE supports many ensembles including: