Music at Chaboya

Chaboya has many exciting, fun, musical opportunities to explore. We offer Guitar and award winning Beginning/Concert and Symphonic Bands. Music is for everyone!  As the saying goes... "No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it!"

Command Perfromance at CMEA!

Congratulations to Chaboya’s Symphonic Band students on Saturday’s exemplary performance. The Symphonic Band performed at EVHS for the CMEA Band Festival! They earned a “Command Performance” in this highly acclaimed state band festival. Command Performance is the highest rating possible. We are incredibly proud of their musical accomplishments! Congratulations to all of Chaboya’s outstanding performers on a great performance and outstanding teamwork!


Welcome to Chaboya’s Music Program! I am certain your experience will be rewarding and fun. I look forward to making music with you this year! Keep your eyes open for informative hand outs and flyers as the school year begins.  The first few days may seem to be full of information, but be patient, you'll figure it out soon. Have fun learning. You will do great! 

Update: Band CDC Fundraiser!

Chaboya Music students had a very successful fundraiser this year! Thank you to all students and parents who contributed through time, support, and donations! You earned Chaboya Music students ...more

Chaboya Music 2016/2017

This is a great time to make music! Enjoy your music experience at Chaboya Middle School and have fun. Remember "Excellence is not a place, it is a direction!" You're headed in the right direction when you join a music class!


Chaboya Music Colts Holiday Concert!

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Concert Time: 6:00pm

Students arrive: 5:15pm

Concert Attire: Uniform and Holiday Hat


The music students and I are looking forward to sharing spectacular, festive, holiday music with you!

Happy Holidays!

Symphonic Band Eastridge Holiday Performance

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Place: Eastridge Mall Staging Area

(between “Barnes and Noble” and “Starbucks”)

Students Arrive at Eastridge: 10:15am

Enter through the “C” entrance, near “Barnes and ...more


Chaboya Concert Band 2016/2017

Chaboya Concert Band

TOP REASONS for sticking with BAND as you get ready for High School:


  • Band Students on average receive higher scores on the SAT and the ACT.
  • More band students receive scholarships and awards than any other group.
  • It enhances ...more

Chaboya Bands Pizza Party

On Wednesday May 24, 2017, Band and Ukulele students were rewarded for their brilliant performances throughout the year. Band students earned their Esprit De Corps trophy. The Esprit De Corps is a trophy given to musical groups with enthusiastic musical and team spirit. Also recognized were the band lieutenants and captains. These individuals work very hard as band leaders. Congratulations to:


Concert Band Lieutenants






Symphonic Band Captains













Chaboya Song

“We Are Chaboya:” Celebrating Twenty-Six Years Commissioned by Chaboya Middle School, San Jose, California

Composer: Jason McChristian
Lyricist: Lyrics by Ankita Bhanot and Jason McChristian

Vs. 1

Exa ...more

Graduation Band Performance

8th Grade Graduation will be on May 8th, and the Concert and Symphonic Bands will be preforming together during the ceremony. Call time for (Concert or Symphonic) band students: 2:15PM

Event time: 3:00PM

Elementary Spring Concert at Chaboya (EVG, JFS, MATS) 5/9

Select band students will share their music with the elementary! See Mrs. Kolber if interested.

All Bands: Battle of the Bands 5/6

Congrats on an amazing performance to all Chaboya Band students at Barnes and Noble in Eastridge Mall!

Thanks to all who came to support our hardworking groups! We had a great audience.

Date: May 6, ...more

Music in the Parks 4/29

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Students Arrive at Chaboya: 6:30am

Leave Chaboya: 7:00am

(all students on bus by 6:45am – no late comers please!)


Milpitas High School

1285 Escuela Parkway, ...more

Symphonic Band/CMEA Saturday, 4/8 at EVHS

Arrive by 8:20am. Bring your permission form and give it to one of our chaperones or Mrs. Kolber when you arrive.

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Drop-off at EVHS: 8:20am

Warm-up time: 9:00am

Performance ...more

Conductor's Raffle at Chaboya's Winter Concert!

First time ever at Chaboya M. S.: Conductor's Raffle! Watch for ticket sales at the door! You might be the lucky winner! Young or old, try your hand at directing this famous band!!! Details at the concert.


An Interview: Meet Mrs. Kolber

Interviewer: Who are you?

Mrs. Kolber: My name is Mrs. Karen Kolber. I am a music teacher at Chaboya Middle School. Band (Concert and Symphonic) and guitar are the subjects that I teach at CMS. I ...more

Music in the Parks Results

On April 29th, Chaboya Middle School's Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Ensemble played for Music in the Parks. There were many other bands competing, all Chaboya bands were able to achieve first place in their respective category. Concert Band with a rating of "Excellent," Percussion Ensemble rating of "Excellent," and Symphonic Band a rating of "Superior!" Congratulations Chaboya Bands! All Chaboya Middle School staff and students are proud of your hard work and achievement!

EESD Honor Band Students

Evergreen School District Honor Band:

Chaboya Middle School – Director, Karen Kolber

Oboe: Ryan Sheng

Flute: Agnes Chen, Hailey Thomas

Clarinet: Lysha Cruz, Deanna Huynh

Bass Clarinet: Nicholas Kenny

Alto ...more

Elementary Spring Concert Student Assistants

Varun, Trombone

Kush, Baritone Saxophone

Nathan, Baritone Saxophone

Reed, Tuba

Sneha, Tenner Sax

Raj, French Horn

Saman, French Horn

Nicholas, Bass Clarinet

Iris, Trumpet

Shanta, Trumpet

Aayush, Percussion

Royce, Piano

Chaperones Rock!

Huge "SHOUT OUT" to Chaboya band parents! Susan Busing, Carl Kenny, Dixie Lopes, Hannah Ji, Lora Phillips, Sarala Raja, Neelima Singreddy, Annabelle Thomas, Karen Yoshioka, and more whom I most certainly have neglected (please forgive me), you rock! From taking band students to EESD elementary schools for our band day visits, BTS help, Chaperoning and supporting our kids at "Day in the Park," and Tuxedo shirt measurements. You have given our bands a terrific start to the school year! Your support is appreciated more than you know. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Band Attitude

Attitude is everything! The greatest single factor to determine the success of an individual or organization is attitude! The kind of person you are is an individual choice, and how you feel about something is one of the few actual independent choices you have in life. Having a positive attitude makes an artistic performance inevitable and is the difference between a winning organization and a mediocre group. The band can do so much for you. Make the most of it in every rehearsal and performance!

Band Member Duties

  • Be on time to all rehearsals and performances. Early is on time and on time is late.
  • When the director or staff member steps on the podium or asks for your attention, all taking should cease.
  • Come to rehearsal with a good attitude.
  • No horsing around with your instrument.
  • Make a real effort to improve on a daily basis, establish a good practice routine.
  • At the end of rehearsal put all materials in their proper place.
  • Maintain a strong academic standing in all course work (seek help if you are struggling in a tough subject).
  • Become responsible for and assume responsibility for your own actions. Admit when you are wrong.
  • Have proper respect for yourself, your classmates, and those in authority.
  • Read and play music with insight, have musical expectations.

Coming Soon: Music Department Fundraiser

Community Discount Card Fundraiser


All Chaboya Music classes will participate in a fundraiser for instruments, equipment, sheet music, buses for field trips and other enrichment activities. The music goal this year is to raise $4,000.00 to purchase a bassoon and replace out-dated instruments.


What we are selling: Community Discount Cards

Cost of Card: $10.00 each

Profit per card: $5.00 each


Each student is encouraged to sell 3 cards each (minimum).

Students will be given 3 cards the first day,

Friday, November 18, 2016


The remaining cards will be distributed upon request. If a student would like to sell more, they will be given the amount they would like if their parent sends a written request for that amount (simply initial anywhere on this form with the number of cards requested). If you do not wish for your child to participate please make a note of it on this form and return the flyer with your child before cards are distributed. Otherwise it is assumed that the student will make every effort to sell all 3 of his/her cards.


We will have 2 collection dates:

November 30 and December 7


Collections will also be taken anytime the students bring in proceeds.


Remember these cards make terrific gifts and can be used as gift attachments!


Mrs. Kolber, Music Director

Happy Fundraising!


Parent/Teacher Conferences- Mrs. Kolber is available Wednesday only

Conferences are held to review your child’s academic skills and communicate his/her performance.

California Education Code, Section 49067, requires each pupil’s achievement to be evaluated for each ...more