Band Practice

This will be a one semester course. Students will learn how to play their instruments all together as a group, like in a real rock band! Once you register for the class, you will be contacted by the Center to attend an audition sometime in July. Being a part of this class depends on the students' abilities and proficiency with their instrument. We are looking for all positions: rhythm guitar, lead guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, vocalist. 

However, we will only be able to pick 2 per instrument, so it will be important to register early if interested.

Course Objectives:

Students will demonstrate proficiency in these basic skills:

  • Understand a variety of musical notation styles, including but not limited to: 

  1. chord charts

  2. traditional musical notation

  3. Nashville number system

  • Demonstrate improvisational skills via their knowledge of musical theory

  • Understand the nuances of all genres of popular music

  • Have a keen knowledge of their function in a group

  • Understand performance techniques that captivate an audience

  • Understand basic set-up and function of sound equipment 

  • Sing backup vocals anywhere required while playing their primary instrument

The semester will end with the opportunity to perform in our Spring recital.

Grades: All ages welcome to audition

Days: Monday

Time: 12:30 - 1:30

Teacher: Mr. Joshua Bucy

Classroom: Theatre

Cost: $12/week for 16 weeks and a one-time $20 material fee