Music Program

Band and String Orchestra Class Information

Classes for the 2019 - 2020 Academic year: Band & Chorus Classes

There are 2 Bands and 3 Chorus classes

If you were a 7th grader in 2018 - 2019 school year:

*If you're already in band, notify the teacher if you want to change instruments for 8th grade.

*If you're not already in band, see music teacher.

Current 6th graders:

* Most kids change to a "grown-up" instrument when they get to 7th grade.

• Am I committing to choosing a music elective?


• What if I don’t have any experience?

A minimum 1 year experience is required for band, but that experience can be on any instrument.

• Is there an audition?

No, see information above for your current grade level.

• Does the school have an instrument I can use?

Yes, but…... TRMS does not have any violins, flutes, clarinets, trumpets or alto sax to rent. We also request a one-time rental fee of $40 to help maintain the instrument.

• Where else can I get an instrument?

Please do NOT purchase an instrument online unless you are an instrument specialist. Most instruments purchased online will cost you more to fix than if you just rent one from a local music store.

There are no instrument rental stores in Milpitas, but Fremont and San Jose have a lot of music stores .

Students are urged to consider playing one of the following “grown up” instruments:

Band - oboe, bass clarinet, bassoon, tenor sax, baritone sax, french horn, euphonium, tuba

Bryce Beckel

Music Teacher