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Band Registration for New and Returning Band Students
Posted 06/12/2018 11:50AM

September 2018

Dear Parents of Evergreen, J.F. Smith, and Matsumoto 5th and 6th Grade Students,

Because of strong community support for Measure H, Evergreen Elementary School District is very pleased to offer 5th and 6th grade students the opportunity to participate in an Instrumental Music Education Program at each of the elementary school sites.

Band is an optional year-long commitment that will begin the last week of September and conclude the second week of May. Instruments being taught are flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet and trombone. Returning students have the option to choose percussion. Students opting to try percussion will join the Brasswind Beginning class band until they are ready to rejoin Intermediate Band. Classes will be held during the school day for approximately 45 minutes per week and students will have the opportunity to perform in a concert for their peers and family. While the music team will work closely with classroom teachers, students are still responsible for in class work while participating.

All students will receive music text, but there will be a limited number of district instruments available for use for Evergreen Elementary students. In order to ensure that all students who wish to participate are able, students are encouraged to rent or purchase their own instrument at any of the fine music stores throughout the San Jose area.

Classes begin the week of September 24, 2018. Mrs. Kolber's tentative schedule is as follows:


Day of week:





5th Grade Beginning Woodwinds

5th Grade Beginning Brasswinds

6th Grade Intermediate

11:40-12:20 p.m.

1:15-1:55 p.m.

1:55-2:35 p.m.

J.F. Smith



5th Grade Beginning Woodwinds

5th Grade Beginning Brasswinds

6th Grade Intermediate

11:15-12:00 p.m.

12:00-12:40 p.m.

1:10-1:55 p.m.




6th Grade Intermediate

5th Grade Beginning Woodwinds

5th Grade Brasswinds

12:45-1:25 p.m.

12:45-1:25 p.m.

1:25-2:05 p.m.

New students:

A student instrument fitting is planned for those interested in the band program. The fitting will give students a chance to try each instrument before making a final decision on which they would like to learn. Local music stores will be available with additional information on the rental or purchase of an instrument and supplies. We encourage all students new to the band program or returning and wishing to change instruments to attend on September 4, 2018, between 3:00-6:30 p.m. during your school's assigned time. While this is an open session, staggered times allow us to optimize our time with students.

The Band Instrument Fitting Night is scheduled for:

Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Place: LeyVa Middle School Gym

1865 Monrovia Drive

San Jose, CA 95122


Evergreen – 3:00 p.m.

Matsumoto – 4:00 p.m.

J.F. Smith – 5:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend this meeting but would like for your child to be in the band program, please complete the on-line registration form at and contact me via email.

Returning students:

Please go to and complete the on-line form. Paper registration is available in the school office.


Karen Kolber

Evergreen Elementary School District Music Teacher

Evergreen School District

  • 3188 Quimby Road
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  • San Jose, CA 95148
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  • Phone: 408-270-6800
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  • Fax: 408-274-3894
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