Band and Chorus Director General Music Teacher

Don Chilton is currently the band and chorus director and general music teacher at Thompson Middle School in Newport, Rhode Island. 

The Thompson M.S. Band program consists of the Beginner Band (Grade 5) and Advanced Band (Grade 6-8). The bands perform at annual school concerts, community events, parades, and band festivals. 

Don is teaching general music for students grades 5 through 8 and has developed a stimulating curriculum that includes recorders, guitar classes, world music and active listening skills.

Visit his teacher page for more information about the TMS Band Program and the general music curriculum. 


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TMS Fight Song - Give A Note Radio Disney Video Contest

The Thompson Middle School Tri-M Music Honors Society submitted a school song video to the Radio Disney Give-A-Note video contest and were one of two schools to make the semi-finals for the eastern division. Thompson Middle School would like to congratulate George A. Jackson Elementary School in Jericho, NY on their win!! Thank you Jackson Elementary for inviting us to your school to enjoy the Radio Disney performance.   Thank you to everyone who voted and for supporting Thompson music!!