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Unlock the Hidden Benefits of Band
Posted 09/12/2019 02:31PM

Music is the Key - Join Band!

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Introducing a child to playing an instrument, or continuing that musical education has more benefits to their overall education and ability to learn than many know. Research compiled from various sources by Spread Music Now, an organization supporting accessible music education, shows that children learning to play an instrument not only tended to receive higher marks in school, but the benefit actually grew the longer they continued their musical education. Studies show that there are benefits in both math and language arts performance, as well as other positive social and psychological tendencies, as a result of learning to play an instrument. There is also the fact that music is just plain fun, and is an enjoyable, creative outlet in its own right!

Silver Oak PTO is proud to offer our After School Band program to 5th and 6th grade students with Band Director, Mr. Andrew Boyd. This is a wonderful opportunity for your student to learn to make music with an instrument of their choice in the Beginning Band, or continue their musical education and play in the Advanced Band.

Click here to Register Online
Registration open through 9/30/2019


Grades:5th and 6th (no musical experience necessary)

Thursdays beginning 10/3 through mid-May (TBA) - assigned 1 hour classes/rehearsals
12:45-1:45 - Beginning Woodwinds (Flute, Clarinet)
1:45-2:45 - Beginning Brass & Alto Sax (Trumpet, AltoSax, Trombone, Tuba) & Beginning Percussion
2:45-3:45 - Advanced Band (2nd year students, experienced students)

Adjustments to rehearsals and re-combination of groups may occur over the course of the year, with notice.
Location:Silver Oak Classroom G3
Cost:Band Fee: $165
Must provide own instrument* & lesson book
(*percussion only needs a snare drum and sticks, not a full set... only sticks are brought to rehearsal)

1st & 2nd instrument selections are taken during registration for beginning band members.
Your 1st choice instrument may be considered confirmed if you are not contacted otherwise within 3 business days of your registration.

Rehearsals begin THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3rd, in room G3. Please arrive with your instrument (sticks only for percussionists) and "Accent on Achievement, Book 1" for your specific instrument at each rehearsal. We will showcase all the band members have learned in May at 2 daytime school assemblies and 1 evening performance.

Registration will remain open through Monday, September 30th.

Please contact PTO Fine Arts Director, Brooke Miller, with any registration or payment questions, or contact Band Director, Andrew Boyd with any questions regarding the band program.

Silver Oak Elementary School

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  • San Jose, CA 95138
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  • Phone: 408-223-4515
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  • Fax: 408-223-4540
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