• Mr. B
     Hamblen Elementary School Music Department 
    Keith J. Burton, Director
    Welcome!  Thanks for visiting my webpage!  I am excited about leading your students on an incredible journey into the wonderful world of music!  I invite you to come on this journey with us!  On this webpage you will find information about who I am and what I do, as well as what's happening in your child's music class this year.  New information will be added frequently, so check back often to see what's new! 
    Hamblen, in addition to the other six Channelview ISD elementary schools, uses Quaver's Marvelous World of Music -  an exciting, technology-based, student-centered curriculum that makes music come alive through exciting video lessons and student activities that are fun and engaging.  Your child will have so much fun, they'll forget that they're actually learning something!  And the best part is that the fun doesn't end when music class ends!  You and your child can access Quaver Music from home as well!  During the school year, each student in music will have a chance to create their own unique Quaver Music account which they can use to logon to quavermusic.com at home to discover everything Quaver Music has to offer.  For your convenience, I have provided a link to the Quaver Music website under "Music Links".  So encourage your child to logon to Quaver Music today and join the fun!
    In addition, I am also looking forward to another great year of music making as the director of the Hamblen Elementary School Melodymakers, our school's official musical ambassadors.  If your child is interested in becoming a member of this elite ensemble, click on the "Melodymakers" tab for information about upcoming auditions.  As the school year progresses, you can stay updated on all that the choir is doing on this webpage.  If your child loves to sing, encourage them to try out for the Melodymakers. It's good music and good fun!
    I am truly excited about being your child's music teacher this year.  You have my personal promise that I will work hard to make this class the most fun class your child has here at Hamblen.  And I encourage you to get involved in your child's education.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me by phone at 281-457-8720, ext. 2374 or by email at keith.burton@cvisd.org.  Let's Make Music!!!