On October 12th, 2018 40 Montera musicians from Advanced Band and Orchestra, boarded a bus to attend the Cazadero Jump Start Weekend Program for Oakland Middle Schools. Our students joined students from Edna Brewer, Westlake, Claremont and Roosevelt Middle schools for an intensive weekend of music playing and performing. A final performance was had on Sunday, October 14th. They were assisted by Music teachers from all the district schools in attendence, as well as student mentors from Oakland Tech, and Oakdland High School. Two symphonic pieces were performed under the directions of Mr. Porter (Roosevelt MS) and Mr. Allen (Okland Tech HS) respectively, along with separate repertoir pieces for both Orchestra and Band to showcase the amazing talent of these musicians.
It was a wonderful experience for all who participated, and we thank our parent chaperones and High School mentors, as well as our gracious hosts The Cazadero Music Camp staff and our wonderful Oakland Music Teachers, our Montera parents that support us, and Mr. Swihart for making this experience possible. Until next year....
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