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Participation Form (16-17)

Band & Strings Rehearsal Schedule (2016-2017)


12:00-12:30  - Adv Band

12:50-1:20 – Beg Band

1:20-1:50  -- Beg Strings



12:00-12:30 – Beg Band

12:50-1:20 – Adv Band

1:20-1:50 – Adv Strings



12:00-12:30 – Adv Strings

12:50-1:20 – Beg Strings


Instrumental Music Program

Instrumental Music Registration Information

**  Open to all 4th and 5th graders  **



  • Students will be able to finger and play notes with proper technique and breath control.
  • Students will be able to read and write simple music notation.
  • Students will be able to identify and understand basic music symbols and terms.
  • Students will demonstrate their abilities during school and district concerts.


Student Responsibilities:

  • Students need to be prepared before class by practicing their instrument for at least 60 minutes a week.
  • Students need to bring their instrument, a pencil, their method book and sheet music to every class.
  • Students will be respectful of each other, the teacher, and all equipment in the room.
  • Instrument case and method book must be labeled with first and last name, grade and teacher.  Please use a luggage tag for this.


Benefits of Instrumental Music 

  • Increased spatial skills for math.
  • Higher level of self-confidence, problem solving, and communication
  • Creative expression.
  • Higher test scores.



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

Band Instruments:

FluteFlute  - cleaning rod and cleaning cloth, labeled case


clarinetClarinet  - cleaning swab, cork grease, 1 box of reeds (1½), labeled case

AltoAlto Saxophone - cleaner, cork grease, neck strap, and 1 box of reeds (1½), labeled case


TrumpetTrumpet - valve oil, labeled case


TromboneTrombone - slide oil, labeled case


Percussion Percussion  - 5th Grade Only 

  • This instrument is for students who have played a melodic instrument for at least one year. 
  • Students must continue playing their primary instrument if they are allowed to play percussion. 
  • Please write percussion next to your primary instrument if you are interested.


String Instruments:

   Violin - rosin, bow, shoulder rest, labeled case


CelloCello - rosin, bow, foot stopper, labeled case



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



Concert Dates:

GV Winter Concert            December 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm…… GV MPR

MV Band Festival              March  15, 2017 @ 7:00pm……. MVHS Gym

District String Festival       May 8, 2017@ 7:00pm………… DVHS Gym

GV Spring Concert             May 22, 2017 @ 7:00pm………… .GV MPR


Concert Uniform:

  • Boys - white long sleeve button down shirt, black pants, black socks and black shoes.
  • Girls - white long sleeve shirt, black pants or skirt, black socks and shoes.
  • No jeans, sweats, shorts or tank tops.
  • Skirts must be at the knee or below.
  • Boys may wear a tie if they wish.


The Instrumental Music Program is a year long commitment. By filling out the information below you and your child are committing to this program for the entire 2016-2017 school year! 


We are asking for a $50.00 non-refundable donation that will be used to purchase new concert music, instruments and supplies. We will greatly appreciate any donation you can make.


Please return this form by Monday August 26th.

*Classes will begin the week of September 5th.  

*Please have all instruments and materials at the first   rehearsal!

Thank you, and I look forward to making beautiful music and wonderful memories with my students!                                               



Jenifer M. Bertolero, Music Director

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