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Music Program Overview

The Borel Music Program is well known throughout the Bay Area and Internationally! Music students participate in area CMEA Music Festivals, travel to Disneyland every other year and we even visited our sister school, Dai-Kyu Junior High in Toyonaka, Japan in 2015.

Borel students begin in either 6th Grade Band or Orchestra. These classes meet every other day.

Band Instruments – Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium/Baritone Horn, Tuba, Percussion

Orchestra Instruments – Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Students may audition in March to place into a higher ensemble in 7th and 8th Grade. Audition information will be given in class.

You can learn more by visiting the Borel Music website at www.borelmusic.weebly.com


  • Chamber Orchestra (Audition Only)
  • String Orchestras
  • 6th Grade Orchestra


  • Jazz Ensemble (Audition Only)
  • Jazz Band (Audition Only)
  • Wind Ensemble (Audition Only)
  • Symphonic Band (Audition Only)
  • Concert Band
  • 6th Grade Band


All Concerts are in the Borel Gym

Winter Concerts

Mon. January 22 – Jazz Concert/6th Grade Band @ 6:30-8:30pm (with a 30 min. intermission/break)

Tues. January 23 – Band Concert (Concert, Symphonic, Wind Ensemble) @ 6:30-8pm

Wed. January 24 – Orchestra Concert (All Orchestras) @6:30-8pm

Spring Concerts

Mon. June 4 – Jazz Concert/6th Grade Band @ 6:30-8:30pm (with a 30 min. intermission/break)

Tues. June 5– Band Concert (Concert, Symphonic, Wind Ensemble) @ 6:30-8pm

Wed. June 6 – Orchestra Concert (All Orchestras) @6:30-8pm


Drama & Music Summer Camp Scholarship Applications for 6th & 7th Graders

We are offering 2 full scholarships to Hillbarn Conservatory Summerstage Camp and 1 full scholarship to Cazadero Music Camp. These scholarships are made possible by the Miranda M. Bosley Arts & Music Fund. Applications are available on the Borel website or in Room 3/9/41. This is a great program and open to all 6th and 7th grade Borel students!

*Hillbarn Drama Camp puts on a full-scale production of a musical, Changing Minds!

*Cazadero Music Camp offers campers a program of intensive musical study set in a gorgeous outdoor environment in the redwood trees of Sonoma County. 

Applications for both camp scholarships are due in March. Feel free to email with any questions. All are encouraged to apply! If you have any questions, please contact Ms G (agoldrath@smfc.k12.ca.us) or Ms. Grotans (hgrotans@smfc.k12.ca.us). 



Ms. Helene Grotans

Ms. Grotans teaches the Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestras, 6th Grade Orchestra and 6th Grade Band. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education/Violin Performance and a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance.

Mr. Nick Fraire

Mr. Fraire teaches the Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band and 6th Grade Band. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and from the University of the Pacific with a Master’s Degree in Music Education.