Sierra Vista Middle School Matador Band & Choir

Welcome back, Matadors! (Don't forget to keep music in your life & listen to some everyday!)
Greetings, Matadors!
(2023-2024 Theme)
2022-2023 Music Theme: Heroes; Monsters; & Mayhem

The purpose of participating in a Sierra Vista Middle School Music class is to give members: 

Musical skills: reading, writing, and performing music in class and public performances. 

Use of rhythms, note reading, listening skills, elements of performance, music history, and composition. 

Self-esteem and confidence through practice and performances. 

Integrate music into learning and life skills. 

Chances to develop teamwork, respect, responsibility, and self-discipline. 


California Education Standards in Music:

  • Creating Music – generate/make, organize & develop artistic music concepts, ideas, and work.
  • Performing Music - select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation to help convey meaning.
  • Responding to Music – perceive, analyze, interpret meaning in artistic works.
  • Connecting Music – relate knowledge and personal experience to music and other works and connect them to ideas within our society, culture, and history.


Our bands, choirs, and orchestras have performed throughout Southern California and continue a tradition of success in representing our school and community of Baldwin Park. For more detailed information about the band program, please click on the link below for the Band or Choir Handbooks regarding expectations, grades, and performances: 



SVMS Music Classes - Behavior & Learning Expectations & other links below:

(Use your classrooms for online work, videos, and analysis assignments. These are the same classrooms we established at the beginning of the school year and will continue to use.)
If you need help, with homework or even if you just want to talk, see me after-school or send me an e-mail:
  • Mondays: (2:35-3:15 PM)
  • Tuesdays: (2:35-3:00 PM)
  • Wednesdays: (2:35-3:15 PM)
  • Thursdays: (2:35-3:15 PM)
  • Fridays (2:35-3:00 PM)
Mr. Ocampo's e-mail: [email protected]
Mr. Ocampo's voicemail: (626) 962-1300 ext. 87564
(If we return to virtual / distance learning: WebEx classroom:
{Please note: NO live-streaming classes are offered during in-class learning. WebEx classroom will NOT be opened unless there is a need to return to virtual / distance learning.}




Monthly                            Band & Choir Club meetings (Wednesdays 1x or 2x each month)


October  2023                  Fall Fundraiser


October 26, 2023             Family Night fundraiser @ SVMS - all bands & choirs


November 15, 2023         Winter rehearsal & concert @ Baldwin Park PAC – all bands & choirs


November 17, 2023         Band Night @  – Per. 4 Bands & 8th Graders in beginning band


January 2024                   Winter Fundraiser


February 2024                 Spring Fundraiser


March 6 / 7, 2024            SCSBOA music festival performance @ BPHS – Per. 4 Band only


March 2024                     SCVA choir festival @ PAC Per. 1 & 2 Choirs only


March 27, 2024               Spring rehearsal & concert @ Baldwin Park PAC – all bands & choirs


April/May 2024                       (possible) Knott’s Berry Farm performance - all bands & choirs


May 16, 2024                   Family Night performance @ SVMS – all bands & choirs




Greetings Parents / Guardians & Students /
Saludos padres / guardianes y estudiantes:: 
Back-to-school Night information /
Información sobre la noche de regreso a clases:



Standard of Excellence band books:
Book 1: red book
Book 2: blue book
Performance Music:
Beginning Band
Standard of Excellence - Book 1
Symphonic & Concert Bands