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Music Program

The award-winning Montera Music Program aims to build character through the learning, playing and performing of music, individually and together as a group. We will learn music theory, notation, composition and arranging. Our goal is to develop musical skills, discipline and personal perception as a performer, while building an understanding of the unique and important role that every individual plays in a musical ensemble, be it Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Choir, or Exploring Music. To support our goals we request that students actively participate in class, fulfill their written assignments, practice their instrument at least a minimum of 130 minutes per week and must attend all performances (see calendar).


Oakland Eastside All-Star Ensemble (OEASE)

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OUSD - String Festival 2024 - Montera MS

OUSD - String Festival 2024 - Muse Vivo

OUSD - String Festival 2024 - All City Schools Combined Orchestra 1

OUSD - String Festival 2024 - All City Combined Orchestra 2

Support the Montera Music Program!

The Montera Music Program serves over 400 students, with no school budget for instruments and music supplies.  Most students who participate in our music program can't afford to rent or buy their own instrument, so we provide instruments to students free of charge! 

Donations of any amount are always gladly accepted, as are instrument donations.  Make checks payable to "Montera Middle School" with "Music Dept. Donation" in the memo and mail to:

Attn: Music Teacher
Montera Middle School
5555 Ascot Dr.,
Oakland 94611

Thank you for supporting the Montera Music Program!

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Music Course Offerings

  • Concert Bands: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
  • String Orchestras: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Concert Choir
  • Music Explore/Guitar
  • After-School Jazz Band 

Parent Volunteers and Booster Club

The Music Department is looking for parents interested in establishing a core group of organizers with the skills to solicit grants and seek alternative means of generating financial backing for the Music Program.

If you are interested, please email