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Music in the Classroom



Kindergarteners at Silver Oak participate in an interactive music learning experience through the sounds of drums and percussion. Music teacher James Henry, visits our kindergartner classrooms 10 times a year. He is a San Francisco artist recognized among his peers in the music industry. He has composed TV & film scores, touring the world with Columbia recording artist Pablo Cruise, and collaborating with other great artists including Taj Mahal, Robben Ford, Sly Stone, Buddy Miles, Merle Saunders, Pete Escovedo and Tom Jones. This program is sponsored through donations to PTO.


PowellBW.jpg1st - 6th Grades: Grades 1-4 will learn and perform music with Teacher and Band Director Matt Powell.

Matt Powell returns with his impressive cornerstone music program for grades 1 through 4.  Designed around education standards, the curriculum leads classrooms through guided musical activities that ensure a level of success, making the students an integral part of a fun, interactive experience.  Mr. Powell also guides the PTO after school instrumental music program and conducts the PTO Silver Oak Band.


Grades 5-6 will "make some noise" with guest instructor Angelica Lovio.LovioBW.jpg

We are pleased to introduce Angelica Lovio, guest instructor for grades 5 and 6. Ms. Lovio will lead our fall music workshop, MAKE SOME NOISE!, which is designed to make music theory fun and engaging for our upper graders.  The program includes seasonal songs, hands-on percussion studies, music games and more.


Music During the School Day


Evergreen District School Band (Grades 5 and 6)

This Instrumental Band Program is an optional part of the curriculum of the Evergreen School District. The program is offered to all 5th and 6th grade students interested in learning to play a band instrument. Band class meets for 45 minutes once a week during the school day and is a “Performing Arts” class. Performances are important and all students are expected to perform in the district's spring concert at Quimby Oak Middle School. There is no cost for this program. However, all students are expected to purchase “Standards of Excellence, Book 1” by Bruce Pearson (the red book) and a cleaning/care kit for their instrument of choice. Students may also need to rent or buy their instrument. Instruction will be offered on flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, and trombone. Registration and classes begin in September. For more information, contact: Yessica Rodriguez, Evergreen School District Music Teacher, yrodriguez@eesd.org or 408-270-6827.


After School Music Programs


Fall Choir (Grades 1 - 4)

Choir is open to all students in grades 1- 4 who want to share their singing talents. Fall and spring choir practices weekly right after school. The fall choir culminates with a Holiday Choir Performance in December. See After School Programs for more information on this PTO sponsored program.


Silver Oak Band (Grades 5 and 6)

The after school instrumental music program, led by Matt Powell (grades 1st - 4th grades classroom music teacher), is available to all 5th and 6th grade students with no previous experience required. Beginning and advanced levels are available for a variety of instruments including flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. The program culminates with a performance in the Spring Concert in June. See After School Programs for more information on this PTO sponsored program.


Maestro Darrell's Music Workship (Grades 1 - 6)

Students can learn how to read music notes, rhythm and how to play the keyboard in weekly, 50- minute after school classes offered by Darrell Leffler's Academy of Music. See After School Programs for more information.

After School Music Schedule


When: Tues., 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Where: G-4 classroom

Silver Oak Band

Where: G-3 classroom

When: 45 min. classes are held weekly on Wed., Thurs., or Fri. Practice days vary depending on the instrument.

Darrell's Music Workshop

Where: D-15

When: Tues., 2:15 - 3:05 p.m.