All 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-grade students of FUSD are eligible to join the Beginning and Intermediate Elementary Bands offered by Fremont Education Foundation (FEF). Instructions are provided for woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Weekly classes are held at each elementary school site in Fremont.
Before acquiring an instrument, Beginning Band students of the Mission Attendance Area are guided through a thorough instrument selection process. At the “Instrument Fitting Night” held in September, students have the opportunity to try out first-hand every band instrument and rank their preference, while the experienced specialists assess every student’s potential for success at each instrument. Results are then analyzed and instruments assigned accordingly to ensure the success of both the student as well as the group.
Here is the 2016-2017 Mission Attendance Area Beginning and Intermediate Elementary Bands (offered by Fremont Education Foundation) information packet, including the intent form which is due by August 1, 2016.