Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Davis.
Welcome to Band!
Here is the current district band schedule for elementary school:
Robert Sanders, Mondays
Ida Jew Academies, Tuesdays/Thursdays
Mount Pleasant, Wednesdays
Valle Vista, Fridays
District Band Concert, for all MPESD Band students, Monday, December 2nd at 6:30 pm in the August Boeger Gym.
Doors open at 6pm, admission is free!
All district Band students will be performing: VV, MP, IJA, RS, AB
Elementary School Students will wear their school uniforms, middle-school students should wear "Concert Dress" -- please see below.
Zero Period Band
Zero Peiod for 6th-8th grade August Boeger and Ida Jew Academy students:
Beginning, Tuesdays and Thursdsays, 7:20-8am
Concert Band (Int/Adv) Mondays and Wednesdays 7:20-8am
in the AB gym, room #35.
What should my student be practicing?
Elementary school students are working on how to put their instruments together, care for them, hold them correctly and make their first sounds. After they are able to do those things, we will be distributing instrument check-out forms for students to take their instruments home. First-year players will be practicing making their first 3 notes. Second-year students will be practicing p. 7-10 in their packets.
Students are welcome to keep their instruments at school, but if they take them home to practice, they must bring them on their band day. Students who forget to bring their instruments more than twice will need to keep them at school.
*Concert Dress= Black pants or skirt, white shirt or blouse. Black or dark shoes, white socks.
Black and white dresses are ok. Ties of any color are ok. It does not have to be fancy: dark pants and white t-shirts are ok.
Questions? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 223-3770