IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, S'cool Spirit is not planning on holding after-school band classes
until the coronavirus situation has changed. We are currently offering online one-on-one lessons
via Zoom and/or FaceTime. To register, please click the REGISTRATION link at the top of the page.
For more information, call Keith Pennings, director of S'cool Spirit at (408) 624-6196.

Overview

Students enrolled in the S'cool Spirit Band Program are taught the basics of playing a band instrument in a full band setting. Classes are designed to be fun and encouraging and their is no prior experience necessary. The instruments taught are flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, alto sax, and bells.

Group lessons are offered directly after the school day ends and take place at your school. Two semesters of band classes Are taught and classes meet once a week for a 45 minute lesson. Each semester culminates with a concert for parents.

Instruments

The instruments taught are flute (beginning band limited to ten), clarinet, trumpet, alto saxophone and bells.

*4th graders that register for bells will play bells and/or snare percussion in intermediate band after completing their first year of band.

Cost

The cost of each semester is $275 and students will need to rent their instrument. We will provide parents with a list of local music stores in order to obtain their instrument. No prior musical experience is necessary. If you have questions, contact Keith Pennings by calling 408-624-6196 or by email at keithpen1961@gmail.com.

Performance

Band students perform two concerts each year. Second year intermediate students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events including playing in the Los Gatos Christmas Parade, performing in our annual band competition, and playing the national anthem at a San Jose Giants basball game.


Class Supplies

The following items need to be brought to each class: Music Book, Instrument, Extra Reeds (Clarinets and Alto Saxes Only)

Music Method Book: Standard of Excellence - Book 1 (for your child's instrument)

 

Extra Reeds (Clarinets & Saxes only)

Clarinet and Saxophone players will need approximately 15-20 reeds for the whole year. We suggest buying #2 reeds (this is the thickness of the reed). You can find them at most local music stores (listed below).

 


Music Stores

If your child loses any of their supplies, replace them by going to your local music store. The following are music stores in the area.

Starving Musician

3939 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA  95051
(408) 554-9041

Cupertino Music

10564 S. De Anza Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 490-2410

Canon Music

10885 S. Blaney Ave.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 996-8033

Exploring Music

1608 De Anza Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 517- 1177

West Valley Music

262 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 961-1566