SSFUSD Music Director Russ Ferreria Set to Retire; Last Concert May 10th

South San Francisco, CA   May 9, 2017

Tomorrow will mark the final concert that Music Director Russ Ferreria will lead as he sets to retire at the end of this year among much sadness from students, parents, alumni and the community at large. Please help get the word out for tomorrow’s Spring Concert to be held at Alta Loma School, 116 Romney Drive. The Concert will include Buri Buri Band, Junipero Serra Band and the Ponderosa Band in addition to Alta Loma Band. This event promises to be monumental and we highly encourage everyone to attend.


“Calling all Alta Loma Band Alumni- Wed May 10 is the Annual Spring Concert. The concert includes Beginning, Intermediate, Advance & Jazz bands. Also Ponderosa, Buri Buri & Junipero Serra Elementary schools. At the end the Alumni is invited to join on stage, Russ Ferreria is retiring at the end of the school year, it would be great if alum showed up to show him some love??  “wrote Diana Corcoran as she shared the above flyer on our Facebook page.


More comments of appreciation continued to flow when Joy Denia shared this photo last week ‘Nothing like a beautiful day enjoying the sweet sound of the Alta Loma Middle School Band. Mr. Ferreira is truly the best!!!’ when the group was entertaining in San Francisco’s iconic Union Square.

Photo credit: Joy Deinia




More comments from our FB page:

Marcus Did u know he’s retiring ?
Joy  That’s why I posted….
Laurie  He is such an incredible teacher. My son learned so much from him and still plays sax now for El Camino. He definitely is truly the best.
Marilyn Love their Spring concerts he has for them. I miss them! And he will be truly missed!!! It would be so cool to get some of his former and current students together to bid him farewell on his new journey. ??? sad for Alta loma music program. Happppy for him and fam
Laurie  Hi a few guys from El Camino Jazz are going over that had him at Alta Loma. My son is for sure. Should be a good turnout. Yes he will be missed. One of a kind. :)))
Petra  Super!!! Congratulations!!

‪Kelly  Crazy to know he’s still there. I went to Alta Loma 20ish years ago. Saying that makes me feel old lol.


‪Mahkato  Its been such an Honor and Privilege to know Mr.Ferreira over the last 24 years! A true GENTLEMAN.



‪Katrina Mr. Ferreira Is awesome. He has done and continues to do so many wonderful things with that band!!! He is Superior Unanimous in my book.


‪Julie  Mr. Ferreira was the best! He had me sing apart if his jazz band!


‪Monica  Mr. Ferreira is a treasure to our district and students. He has influenced so many and developed a love in all forms of music. Thank you Mr Ferreira!

‪Ali  Mr. Ferreira is truly the best. I had him for all three years in Alta Loma (jazz and symphonic band). He not only taught music but also specific life lessons in class such as respect, discipline, and responsibility. For a 11 – 13 year old, these are lessons that help shape who you will become. Thank you Mr. Ferreira

‪Marie  Loving it. Best teacher ever!!!



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