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Instrumental Music Program

Instrumental Music Program Registration
**  Open to all 4th and 5th graders  **
Individual Goals:
  • Students will be able to finger and play notes with proper technique and breath control on their instrument.
  • Students will be able to identify and understand basic music symbols and terms.
  • Students will be able to read and write simple music notation.
Virtual Learning Strategies:
  • Small and large group rehearsals.
  • Fully comprehending and demonstrating rhythm fundamentals.
  • Individual and group performance practice.
  • Ear training.
Student Responsibilities:
30 Minutes of individual practice per week.  Coming to each class with a positive and respectful attitude
Benefits of Instrumental Music:
Ø  Social emotional skills.
Ø  Increased math skills.
Ø  Creative expression.
Ø  Higher test scores.
Rehearsal Schedule - 
Groups will meet individually with google classroom.  The schedule will be sent out as soon as it is completed.  We will have four groups this year.  Adv. Band, Adv. Strings, Beg. Band and Beg. Strings.
Beginning Band … Essential Elements Interactive #1 and Musicall
Advanced Band … Essential Elements Interactive # 1 (formerly known as 2000)
Beginning Strings … Essential Elements for Strings 2000 book 1
Advanced Strings… Essential Elements for Strings 2000 book 1 & 2
District Approved Music Stores:
Danville Music  -        115 Town and Country Dr.  Danville                  925-743-0898
Ingram and Brauns  -  3160 Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton                         925-462-3667  
House of Woodwinds - 2205 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon      925-831-8341
Band Instruments :
Flute  - cleaning rod and cleaning cloth
Clarinet  - cleaning swab, cork grease, 1 box of reeds ( size 2)
 Alto Saxophone - cleaner, cork grease, neck strap, reeds size 2
 Trumpet - valve oil
 Trombone - slide oil
 Percussion 4th and 5th –  1 pair of snare drum sticks – beginner. 
Practice pad or snare drum at home.
String Instruments:
   Violin - rosin, bow, 1 extra set of strings, shoulder rest
   Viola – rosin, bow, 1 extra set of strings, shoulder rest.
Cello - rosin, bow, 1 extra set of strings, foot stopper.
This program is only possible with the generosity of your donations.  We are asking for a $125.00 donation this year. 
* Please contact me with any questions.
I look forward to making beautiful music this year with your sons or daughters.


Jenifer Bertolero Instrumental Music Instructor ~ 4th & 5th Grade