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After School Band Program — Registration

Important Notice about Funding!

For the 2017-18 school year, FEF needs to raise enough funds to offer a comprehensive band program. Please help us reach our goal of 25 weeks by donating $300.00 or more now! Your donation by September 30 could  add an extra week or more of band classes for this school year!!

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After School Band Program - Online Registration 

2017-2018 After School Band online registration is now closed.

Please review your Registration Packets carefully before registering.


Class Schedules available soon!

Band classes start between mid-October and early November and end in April or May. Starting dates & times of band sessions vary depending on school site; however, most begin 10 minutes after school dismissal.


Advanced Band Classes

The FEF board has been receiving questions about Advanced Band classes. When the FEF band programs began, it was a replacement for the music previously offered by Fremont Unified, which was cut in 2000 due to budget constraints.

Originally, Fremont unified offered elementary band as a means to get students interested in participating in instrumental music and build a foundation of skills for students to pursue (if they desired) onto the junior high school level.

FEF has a long tradition of providing a beginning to intermediate (often mixed levels) elementary music experience. While there may have been some advanced programs offered at times, our primary goal has been to provide the beginning band experience to every student in Fremont Unified that has an interest in learning music.

At this point in time we do not have staff to offer advanced programs.

Thank you for your support in bringing music to elementary students.


Class Requirements

Instruments: Students will wait until the first day of class to sign up for an instrument to play. Students are responsible for obtaining their own instrument and purchasing an instruction book. Some instruments may have prerequisites. Parents, please rent or purchase instruments from a music store only. Buying from Big Box stores or online can be inexpensive, but the instruments are low-quality and cause problems for the students  We want a great learning experience for your child and helping them to succeed in music starts with a quality instrument.

Note to Returning Students: Students continuing in the program from last year MUST re-register to participate this year. Please bring your instrument and book to the first day of class. Be prepared to audition for a spot in the Intermediate or Advanced class. If you would like to switch to a different instrument, or play a second one, sign up for the Beginning band class to start the year and the Band instructor will work with you to decide which class is the best fit.


ASB Class Policy

Parents and students must read, sign and turn in the After School Band 2017-2018 Policies form to their band instructor on the first day of band class. Download After-School Band Class Policies


Volunteer Hours

To ensure the continued success of the ASB program, FEF relies on its ASB Parent Volunteers. There are many ways that you can help. You will be able to indicate areas of interest when you register and our volunteer coordinator will contact you at the appropriate time. 


Questions?

Please call (510) 659-2561 or email our After School Band Coordinator at band@fremont-education.org