Elementary Band


Students in the band music program will be instructed on their respective instruments, learning proper technique and method, as well as learning to read music and understand basic musical theory. The members of the class will also rehearse and play together as a group in preparation for concerts performed throughout the year.

Beginning Elementary Band is for 1st year musicians who would like to play flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone or percussion. Classes meet twice a week for a half of an hour before the school day. The Elementary Band Program is held in two semesters and runs for the entire year. New Beginning Level students are only accepted in the Fall. 

Registration is two step process

1) Fill out online Registration Form

2) Pay online at Hillcrestarts.com

Classes will begin Monday, September 11.  (All Students regardless of instrument and parents are welcome on the first day.) Instruments not needed on first day for beginners.

Semester I   Sept. 11

Semester II Jan.  23


All interested students in grades 4 and 5. Students must maintain class work and be responsible for any work missed during class.


Music students are expected to conform to acceptable standards of behavior, just as in any other school activity. If a student displays unacceptable behavior, he/she will be warned and the parents will be phoned. If there is a second occurrence, the student will be sent back to classroom for the lesson. On the third instance, the student will be expelled from the strings music program. No make-up lessons or refunds will be given for behavior-related incidences.


Students in the early years of instrumental music study need parental encouragement, involvement and guidance. At least 30 minutes per day five days a week is needed for practice. Parents and students should discuss the best time and place for daily practice so that the student is not distracted by other activities. Private lessons are highly encouraged.


Once you have decided on your instrument (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone or Percussion), students and parents are responsible for providing instruments and equipment. 

Any final determination about what instrument you actually end up learning will be made with the following priorities in mind:

1. Mr. Palomino's evaluation of student's strengths 

2. Consideration of the overall balance of instruments within the program.

3. Student's preferences of instrument.


See below for where to get an instrument.  Warning!! Avoid buying online. (amazon, costco, ebay, etc...)

Newbury Park

(661) 212-8531 or (661) 755-9418

Cyndi Hall's Music Studio Rental Form

Agoura Hills 

(818) 991-3750


Semester I Sept. 11 (15+ weeks)

Semester II Jan. 23 (15+ weeks)

Each semester = $230.00


The preferred method of registration is online using Visa, MasterCard, or Discover at www.HillcrestArts.com.  For security reasons, payment via check is discouraged; however if payment is made by check, please make the checks payable to the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley or ACCV.  We cannot accept cash payments. Credit card payments may also be made by calling the Hillcrest Center for the Arts at (805) 381-2747. For financial assistance inquiries, please contact Daniel Palomino at dpalomino@conejousd.org.  Financial aid is limited and is awarded based on need. Thank you for supporting your child’s music education!

For Payments

I hope you will consider this opportunity for your young musician to gain the enrichment of music study, at a relatively low cost. If your child is interested, please complete the enrollment form, attach payment and return to your school office. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email. 

Daniel Palomino 

(805) 498-1573


Required Materials for individual Instruments

*A folding music stand is suggested for practice at home.