Welcome (Homepage)

Thank you for visiting my page!  This is the place to find information about our general music classes and the DPES Children's Choir (3rd/4th) .  Use the page links to the right (under the box with my picture) to find the information you need.  Thank you again for taking the time to visit and be sure to check out the page of my teaching partner Ms. Hannah Ricks.


Best wishes,

Mrs. Angela Mathes
Music Teacher, K-4

281-357-3134 x 3015



Kinder Music Program (2/27)

Dear Kinder Families,
We look forward to seeing you Thursday night for your child's first grade level music program at DPES. They are singing their Western themed songs so sweetly. We are excited to see the group dressed in their best rodeo attire! Please remember, no hats for this event.
6:00 p.m. - the front doors auto unlock
6:15 p.m. - Kinder friends meet in the gym (seated in their spots ready to warm-up)
6:30 p.m. - show begins on stage (it is roughly twenty minutes long)
Thank you,
Mrs. Mathes & Ms. Ricks
Music Teachers, K-4
Decker Prairie Elementary

Dear Third Grade Families,

It is time to order recorders. The recorder is a beginner woodwind instrument that all third and fourth grade children play at DPES.  This is the same recorder we have used for many years (Yamaha brand). If your child has a recorder (any brand) please make sure it is labeled and brought to Mrs. Mathes. If they do not have a recorder, please order through the link below by Wednesday, February 19 . Every child will need a recorder to play.

SchoolCashOnline Link - https://tomballisd.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/4525/172/False/True

If you are unable to purchase through SchoolCash, Yamaha recorders can be found at our local Music & Arts store. Thank you for your continued support. 


Thank you,

Mrs. Mathes and Ms. Ricks

Music Teachers, K-4

Decker Prairie Elementary

Fourth Grade Musical Program

Please Join us....

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 6:15 p.m. 
for the Fourth Grade Musical - "Toys!" 
performed on the DPES stage


We will not be assigning costumes for the show. Your child may wear a toy outfit of their choice, from one of the following 5 categories:


Toy Soldiers (no weapons please) – This could be similar to the army men from Toy Story, Nutcracker soldiers, or a G.I. Joe type action figure that represents a branch of our military.


Princess Dolls – This could cover any of the main fairytale princesses/heroines, ballerinas, or Barbie type figures.


Marionettes/Puppets – Similar to Howdy Doody, Pinocchio type dolls, Sesame street characters, or even as simple as your child in a nice outfit with puppet mouth lines, freckles, or rosy cheeks and strings on their wrists to show they are puppets.


Rag Dolls – Very much like Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, baby dolls, stuffed dolls, American girl type dolls. This is another very easy choice as they can put on a nice outfit/dress and paint on freckles, rosy cheeks, and put their pigtails.


Teddy Bears – Stuffed animals fall in this category and could be a variety of animals, but we do need some teddy bears.


Alternative ideas – If none of the above toys work for your child feel free to find something that suits them…we only ask that it be clear they are a toy and it is school appropriate.


***Keep in mind the stage is hot, and they will have a small amount of space on the risers.

Second Grade Music Program

On Thursday, November 7th you are second grade families are invited to attend the second grade music program.  During the program children will perform patriotic songs to honor our Veterans.  Warm-up starts at 6:15 p.m. in the gym, with the performance beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Performers need to wear any combination of red, white, and blue and long pants (dresses/skirts are allowed).  We look forward to seeing your family on November 7th at 6:15 p.m.

Names of students interested in joining choir and/or Ropers are being collected through online sign up until Friday, September 13. Final membership selections will be made and parents notified (by letter) on Wednesday, September 18. Thank you!

Choir and Roper Info

Welcome Back DPES Families!


Our Music and P.E. teachers are currently searching for 3rd and 4th grade students that would like to participate in the DPES Children’s Choir, DPES Ropers (jump rope team) or both. If your child is interested in one or both of these organizations please sign up at the links below. This school year both groups will meet after school from 3:50 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Choir on Tuesdays and Ropers on Thursdays. Please visit with us at our Choir/Ropers table at Parent Orientation Thursday, September 5th if you have any questions. Thank you!


Choir Interest  Form



Ropers Interest Form