Tri-City Band Corps Elementary Band

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Tri-City Band Corps: 2022-2023 In-Person & Online Elementary Band Program

Tri-City Band Corps is excited to announce the fifth year of its elementary band music program. We offer our program in-person as well as online! Space is limited so register soon!

Note: This program is open to children entering grades 4+ in the 22-23 school year. Please do not register your child if they are younger than that.

All elementary band programs (Cupertino/Fremont/Online) register here. Please select your location at check out.

Program Dates:

Starting: Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Ending: Sunday, May 21st, 2023

ALL classes are held on SUNDAYS

Cupertino (In-person):

Beginning Band: 3-5 pm

Intermediate Band: 3-5 pm

Note: The Cupertino schedule at this time may be subject to change

Fremont (In-person):

Beginning Band: 2-4 PM OR 4-6 pm

Our beginning band will be divided into two groups (there is no difference between the two except for the times)

Intermediate Band: 2-4 pm

Advanced Band: 4-6 pm


Beginning: 3-4 pm

Intermediate: 4-5 pm

Advanced: 5-6 pm

In-Person Location Addresses:

Fremont: First United Methodist Church, 2950 Washington Boulevard, Fremont, CA, 94539 (May be subject to change)

Cupertino: Odd Fellows Lodge, 20589 Homestead Road, Cupertino, CA, 95014 (May be subject to change)

Special Performances:

Niles Festival of Lights Parade (Friday, November 25th, 5-8 PM)

This is a nighttime holiday parade. Students will be performing Jingle Bells which must be memorized before the parade. All students participating will receive a free T-shirt to wear to the parade.

There will be 2 special rehearsals for this parade:

Sunday Nov 20th from 3-5 PM

Wednesday Nov 23rd from 3-5 PM (No school, during Thanksgiving break)

Rehearsals are at Mission San Jose High School, in Fremont, CA

Participation is optional, but the last day to tell us if you plan to drop out is Nov 1st.

Our Process: We've designed an extremely comprehensive music program to ensure that students are receiving quality band instruction. Students in our program progress extremely quickly, consistently outperforming similar programs by covering more than twice as much content in the same amount of time.

Weekly video lessons for your specific instrument

Weekly sectionals for your specific instrument

Smart Music: The latest in music education technology. Smart Music will track student practice time, provide instant assessments of student recording, and allows students to submit recordings to the teachers.

We will have a concert at the end of the school year to show off everything that our students have achieved. The details still need to be finalized, but we will update all participants as soon as they are confirmed.

Groups: We will be offering 3 levels for the 2022-2023 program:

Beginning - No previous experience (Must go through instrument selection night, first choice not guaranteed)

Intermediate - Must be able to comfortably play Sawmill Creek in the Standards of Excellence Book 1

Advanced - Must be able to comfortably play Turkish March in the Standards of Excellence Book 2

UPDATE: Students who are new to the program and wish to audition for a higher level ensemble (Intermediate or Advanced) will need to submit an audition due by September 1st

Instruments Offered: Bagpipes, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium/Baritone, French Horn, Percussion (Snare + Bells)

Costs: Our program is completely free to all students, though we do highly encourage donations to help us support our program. We're asking for a $450 dollar donation, which covers SmartMusic, sheet music, sectionals, and lessons.

Grading: To evaluate our students' progress throughout the year, we use Thinkwave to keep track of student performance in our program. The grades will not affect whether or not students can remain in the program; we use them so both parents and volunteers can make sure students are keeping up in class! Students will be graded for the following:

Weekly Class Attendance

SmartMusic Homework Assignments

Elementary Band Introduction Meeting: We will be having a Zoom meeting on September 4th 6-7pm where students and parents will be introduced to our program's directors, and will get all of the needed information and clarification on how our program will run. We highly encourage all parents to come! More information regarding this meeting will be sent a few weeks prior. Meeting details are available in your confirmation email.

Instrument Selection Form (Required for Beginners): On the day of our introduction meeting, we will be sending out a mandatory Google Form for beginning students to pick their instruments. The form will include instrument demo videos so that students will have a better sense of how each instrument sounds and works, as well as the pros and cons associated with each instrument. All beginning students will be required to fill out the form and rank their top 3 instrument choices. Instruments will then be assigned to balance out the class.

Note: Although we try to match everyone with an instrument they are interested in, we cannot guarantee any instrument placement for beginners.

Instrument Rentals: TBC offers a limited number of Trombone, Bagpipes, and Baritones to students, with priority given to those from low income families. Unfortunately, TBC is unable to provide any other instruments. We strongly encourage students to rent instruments from local music stores ( Please do not buy instruments on eBay or Amazon.

Materials Needed:


Instrument Bell Cover

Music stand

Instrument Mask

Beginning and Intermediate Band - Standards of Excellence Book 1 (Red)

Advanced Band - Standards of Excellence Book 2 (Blue)

Tuner (Optional)

Metronome (Optional)

Attendance Policy: We ask that all absences be reported at least 1 week in advance, and will only be marked as excused we are notified at least 24 hours prior to the sectional class. Students with three or more unexcused absences may be dropped from the class.

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Date And Time

Sat, September 10, 2022 6:00 PM PDT
– Sat, May 20, 2023 10:00 PM PDT


2950 Washington Boulevard, San Francisco, CA

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