Overview

Students enrolled in the S'cool Spirit Band Program are taught the basics of playing a band instrument in a full band setting. Classes are designed to be fun and encouraging and their is no prior experience necessary. The instruments taught are flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, alto sax, and percussion.

Group lessons are offered directly after the school day ends and take place at your school. Two semesters of band classes Are taught and classes meet once a week for a 45 minute lesson. Each semester culminates with a concert for parents.

Instruments

The instruments taught are flute (beginning band limited to ten), clarinet, trumpet, alto saxophone, bells* (beginning band only) and snare (5th graders only).

*4th graders that register for bells will play bells, snare and percussion in intermediate band after completing their first year of band.

Cost

The cost of each semester is $210 and students will need to rent their instrument. We will provide parents with a list of local music stores in order to obtain their instrument. No prior musical experience is necessary. If you have questions, contact Keith Pennings by calling 408-624-6196 or by email at keithpen1961@gmail.com.

Performance

Band students perform two concerts each year. Second year intermediate students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events including playing in the Los Gatos Christmas Parade, performing in our annual band competition, and playing the national anthem at a San Jose Giants basball game.


Class Supplies

The following items need to be brought to each class: Music Book, Instrument, Extra Reeds (Clarinets and Alto Saxes Only)

Music Books

 

  Beginning Intermediate
Blue Hills Standard of Excellence Book 1 Standard of Excellence Book 1
Dilworth Standard of Excellence Book 1 Standard of Excellence Book 1
Faria Standard of Excellence Book 1 Standard of Excellence Book 1
Garden Gate Standard of Excellence Book 1 Standard of Excellence Book 1
Lincoln Standard of Excellence Book 1 Standard of Excellence Book 1
Montclaire Standard of Excellence Book 1 Standard of Excellence Book 1
Portal Standard of Excellence Book 1 Standard of Excellence Book 1
Regnart Accent On Achievement Book 1 Accent On Achievement Book 1
Stevens Creek Standard of Excellence Book 1 Standard of Excellence Book 1
Stocklmeir Standard of Excellence Book 1 Standard of Excellence Book 1
West Valley Accent On Achievement Book 1 Accent On Achievement Book 1

 

Extra Reeds (Clarinets & Saxes only)

Clarinet and Saxophone players will need approximately 15-20 reeds for the whole year. We suggest buying #2 reeds (this is the thickness of the reed). You can find them at most local music stores (listed below).

 


Music Stores

If your child loses any of their supplies, replace them by going to your local music store. The following are music stores in the area.

Starving Musician

3939 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA  95051
(408) 554-9041

Crossroads Music

10564 S. De Anza Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 996-8742

Canon Music

10885 S. Blaney Ave.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 996-8033

Exploring Music

1608 De Anza Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 517- 1177

West Valley Music

262 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 961-1566