After School Music Program:
Oakland Tech offers after school music programs both to students already in a music class and those without room in their schedule. The after school program runs 3:30-5:30 Monday through Thursday, and on minimum Wednesdays from 1:05-3:05. In addition, students are welcome to come and practice, work independently or with the instructor, or form their own groups. Specific programs include the Oakland Eastside All-Star Ensemble and Stringnado.
The Oakland Eastside All-Star Ensemble is an all-city Jazz Orchestra out-reach program Middle to High school and pre-professional music fellowship focused on community engagement, leadership, college matriculation, and academic and musical excellence. Interested students must apply and audition at the beginning of the year. For more information, contact Director Helena Moss-Jack.\
This is a small string ensemble ranging from trio to octet for advanced string students looking to take their commitment to the next level. The group performs and competes with arrangements chosen in consultation with the director.