Our SJC Band program is lead by Mr. Craig Hirotsuka also known as "Mr. H."   Mr. H teaches recorder as part of the music curriculum in Grade 3 as well as directing our beginning, intermediate, and advanced band ensembles.

Band is open to students in grades 4 to 8.  Beginning band students may choose:  flute, clarinet, trumpet or trombone.  Contact Mr H if you would like to play sax, drum, French horn, Baritone horn, or other wind instruments.

Please note: indoor band rehearsals are prohibited this school year per both the County Board of Health and the County Board of Education. As a result, band will transition to be an after-school activity utilizing Zoom, with small group sectionals held at every level of band. Sectionals are broken down as follows: Flutes, Clarinet and Saxophone (Reeds), Trumpet and Trombone (Brass) and Drums.  Each sectional will meet for 30 minutes a week.  Plans are being made to have full ensemble Zoom rehearsals by level in the near future.  Please login to Google Classroom OR ParentSquare for Zoom meeting IDs and passwords.  

Our preferred instrument rental program is with West Valley Music (650) 961-1566.

For Band Registration and Instrument Rental information , please see the Information Packet below.  The .pdf contains:

  • A comprehensive overview of the program and associated tuition fees.
  • A link to register your student(s) online for band.
  • Information on renting or leasing an instrument through our preferred provider, West Valley Music
  • Details on purchasing the band text book.
Kama Belloni,
Aug 24, 2020, 2:59 PM