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Silver Oak PTO After School Band

After School Band

After School Band at Silver Oak is a PTO-coordinated extracurricular program that is run by band director and upper grade music instructor, Mr. Andrew Boyd.

All interested 5th and 6th grade Silver Oak students are welcome to join the band program. No musical experience is necessary. Rehearsals run from the fall to the spring and culminate in a Spring Concert that all are welcome to attend!

REHEARSALS

Rehearsal assignments will be as follows:

THURSDAYS (starting 10/03/19, minimum days)
12:45 - 1:45 - Beginning Flute & Clarinet
1:45 - 2:45 - Beginning Brass & Percussion (Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Alto Sax, Drums)
2:45 - 3:45 - Advanced Band & Percussion

Rehearsal times and groupings may be adjusted on Thursdays as the year goes on, with notice. Additional rehearsals may be added as the Spring Concert in May approaches.

Please contact Band Director, Andrew Boyd, with any questions.

MATERIALS NEEDED

All students will need to have
ACCENT ON ACHIEVEMENT, BOOK 1
for their specific instrument
(approximately $7.99)

Flute
Cleaning rod
Cotton cloth
Music stand (optional for home)

Clarinet
Cleaning swab and/or pad saver
Cork grease
Mouthpiece brush
3reeds (size 2)
Thumb cushion (optional, but good!)
Music stand (optional for home)

Alto Saxophone
Cleaning swab and/or pad saver
Cork grease
3 reeds (size 2)
Music stand (optional for home)
(Make sure that the neck strap has sufficient padding for comfort)

Trumpet
Valve oil
Slide grease
Mouthpiece brush
Music stand (optional for home)

Trombone
Slide oil (for playing slide)
Slide grease (for tuning slide)
Mouthpiece brush
Music stand (optional for home)

Tuba
Valve oil
Slide grease
Mouthpiece brush
Music stand (optional for home)

Percussion
1pair of sticks (size 2B)
Snare Drum
Drum pad (optional for quieter practicing, min. 8 inch size)
Music stand (optional for home)

Silver Oak Elementary School

  • 5000 Farnsworth Drive
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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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