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San Jose Jazz Progressions Program

Progressions offers music education, homework support, life and social-emotional skills, nutrition, and recreational programming to Franklin-McKinley School District students grades 2-8 at five school sites (Santee Elementary School, Jeanne R. Meadows Elementary School, Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School, Shirakawa School, Stonegate School, and Bridges Academy). The year-round program is staffed by committed, caring adults who prepare students to succeed in school, career and life.

Progressions is an intensive youth development program that is all about changing lives by helping low-income, at-risk youth in our community identify, cultivate and celebrate their gifts through music education and performance. The program’s mission is to help keep participants in school, out of gangs, and on the road to becoming better students and contributing citizens.

The San Jose Jazz Progressions Program operates directly after school, two-three days per week, until 6:00 p.m. Please see below for a list of specific services that San Jose Jazz Progressions Program provides:

  • Music Education

  • Homework Support

  • Life and Social-Emotional Skill Building

  • Recreational Activities

Contact Us

For questions or further information on the San Jose Jazz Progressions Program in Franklin-McKinley School District, please contact Hugo Garcia, Progressions Manager at (408) 713-6366.

School Type of Program Program Manager Contact Information
Bridges Academy Intermediate / Advanced   Hugo Garcia (408) 713-6366
Kennedy Elementary School Band Program Hugo Garcia (408) 713-6366
Meadows Elementary School Band Program Hugo Garcia (408) 713-6366
Santee Elementary School Band Program Hugo Garcia (408) 713-6366
Shirakawa School Band Program Hugo Garcia (408) 713-6366
Stonegate School Band Program Hugo Garcia (408) 713-6366


After-School Elementary Band Program – 2-4 days per week (grades 4-6)

The band program gives students a chance to pursue rigorous instrument instruction. Current wind ensemble offerings include clarinet, flute, trombone and trumpet. In 2016-17, saxophone, euphonium and baritone were added. In 2017-18 and beyond, percussion and rhythm sections will be added. The band program includes*:

  • Instrument class
  • Beginning and intermediate ensemble
  • Keyboard
  • Music Elective
  • Community Music

*The Kennedy program currently includes instrument class only.

Advanced Middle School Band Program – 2 days per week (grades 7-8)

This college preparatory track helps students hone their musicianship skills, improve academic performance AND meet the demands of other after-school and weekend enrichment programs. The group will participate in music competitions and honor bands throughout the region. Students will be positioned to compete for merit-based university scholarships and financial aid.