Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) and the Fremont Education Foundation (FEF) will once again be providing the After-School Elementary Beginning Band classes at each elementary school site during the 2017-2018 school year. These classes are open to all incoming 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-grade students of FUSD who have no Band instrument experience. All classes meet after-school 1 day per week, for 1 hour. Instructions are provided for woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.
- Classes begin 10-minutes after school dismissal.
- Classes taught by instructors provided by FEF.
- Elementary Band Instruments: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Percussion (Drums and Mallets), Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone.
- Please do not rent/purchase instruments until after the first class meeting!
- Important! Please make sure you complete this 2017-2018 Mission Attendance Area Elementary Beginning Bands Intent Form by August 1, 2017 in order to be emailed the sign-up information and class information over the summer from Mr. Conway. Please note that filling out the 2017-2018 Mission Attendance Area Elementary Beginning Bands Intent Form does not register you for the class! (The Intent Form is now closed. Please go directly to the Fremont Education Foundation website to register for Beginning Band – www.fremont-education.org.)
- Registration for these classes will begin on the 1st day of school in August through the FEF website.
- All classes begin in mid-October and run through mid-May. Final schedules will be posted on the FEF website in mid-August. FEF funds the After-School Bands through parent and community donations and some district funds, but receives no money from state or federal funds.
Before acquiring an instrument whether through purchase or rental, Elementary Beginning Band students of the Mission Attendance Area should review the How to Select an Instrument guide to familiarize themselves with all the different Band instruments. This document provides a preliminary look at the possible instruments and their pros and cons. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email Mr. Conway.