Newsletter

Hello Music School families!

  • THANK YOU to John and Nancy Whitecar, and Donald and Yoko Dillard for the outstanding Sweetheart Concert last month! And thank you to Anthony Urbina, PELC, SVPC, and our office staff for supporting the event. Everyone who attended was blown away by the performances, and it was a lovely evening!
  • PARKING – Music School parents are not permitted to park or drop-off by the PELC playgrounds or in the Lima Family Mortuary parking lot. Please help us be good neighbors, and park in the main church parking lot on Fremont Avenue.  If you have physical limitations that make this difficult, please contact the Director for accommodations.
  • CAUTION – A car was broken into on our campus yesterday so please take extra care! This vehicle was locked and parked in a very visible location, yet the window was smashed and a purse was stolen.  Be sure to secure your valuables and students’ instruments out of sight.
  • REGISTRATION for Summer and Regular Term 2019-2020 classes is now open for Active Students, and opens up to new students on Monday March 4th. An email was sent on 2/22 with instructions for registration and clarification for private students – if you don’t recall seeing it, please contact our office so we can help you.
  • RECITAL ASSIGNMENTS for June recitals will be distributed in March. Please contact the office if you don’t receive yours by the end of the month.
  • COMING UP:
    • MARCH 3rd – Entertainers sing the National Anthem at Stanford Basketball – 1:00 pm Maples Pavilion
    • MARCH 15th – Santa Clara Chorale’s “Pirates of Penzance” Concert at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary, featuring our Adventures and Kaleidoscope students. Tickets available at org. (Students arrive at 4:00 for rehearsal – sign up here)
    • MARCH 23rd – Honors Recital – 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary
    • MARCH 30th – Online Auction donation collection (see below)
    • APRIL 13th – Senior Recital – 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary, featuring Kenneth Lin, Julia Ralston and Austin Tao
    • APRIL 15–20 SPRING BREAK – no classes or lessons
    • MAY 4-5 – Spring Musical – “Sounds of Laughter” at Mountain View High School featuring our Adventures and Kaleidoscope students.
  • CURRENT PRIVATE LESSON OPENINGS:
    • Guitar (age 9+) – Monday 4:00, Tuesday 5:30 & 6:00, Friday 3:30
    • Flute/Clarinet/Recorder (age 9+) – Thursday 7:00, Friday 6:30
    • Saxophone (age 9+) – Monday 7:00
    • Trumpet/Trombone (age 9+) –Thursday 6:30, Friday 4:00
    • Drums (age 8+, beginners) – Monday 5:30, Thursday 6:30, Saturday 11:30
    • Violin (age 5+) – Wednesday 3:30, Friday 3:30
    • Piano (age 6+) – Friday 3:00, Saturday 1:00 and 1:30
    • Piano (age 8+, intermediate or advanced) – Wednesday 3:00, Saturday 2:00
    • Other instruments/slots may be available upon request
  • SUPPORT THE MUSIC SCHOOL ONLINE AUCTION – more information to be distributed through your teachers
  • Collect donations of new merchandise or gift cards from businesses you frequent or have connections
  • Organize and/or contribute to themed gift baskets. Your $5-20 donation will go a long way when combined with other items!
  • Contribute to our GIFT CARD BASKET to be auctioned off as one exciting prize!
  • GUEST PERFORMERS – Thank you to John Whitecar, Larry Farnsley, and Valerie Sterk for generously donating their time for our students! Our Pathways and Music/Science Camp students have loved seeing and listening to the tuba and organ demonstrations – what a treat!
  • T-SHIRTS FOR SALE – Navy blue Music School T-shirts in Toddler, Youth and Adult sizes available for sale in the office, $15 each. Limited availability.
  • HAVE YOU LIKED us on Facebook? Stay up to date with Music School events, and share our posts with your networks to help spread the word about the Music School! We also hope you might consider recommending us on your neighborhood groups like NEXT DOOR.  Personal recommendations and referrals are the most valuable advertising we can get!  Also, if you are willing to post or distribute flyers, we would appreciate the support!