Ages 4-7: Kidzrock
Kidzrock is an 8-10 week music class and rock band program for children as young as 4. Students learn the basics of instrumental playing in the setting of a real rock band. Band members rotate on guitar, drums, and keyboards as they prepare for an end-of-session rock concert. Participants also sing and perform songs from the upcoming Kidzrock CD. Kidzrock performs songs written specifically for the program. Instruments provided by Dave Simon’s Rock School. Click HERE for more information
REHEARSAL TIME: 1 weekly 45 minute rehearsal.
Ages 7-12: Jr. Rockerz
Jr. Rockerz is a rock band program designed for both beginners and more experienced musicians. Students in Jr. Rockerz play instrumental rock songs and write and sing their own lyrics to accompany the songs. Click HERE for more information
REHEARSAL TIME: 1 weekly 1 hour rehearsal.
Ages 8-18*: Performing Rock Band
A student can expect their musical skills to grow by leaps and bounds once they are placed in one of the schools 4 performing and recording rock band programs. Band placement is determined by a student’s performance on their quarterly musical skill assessment. Each band rehearses once a week for 1.5 hours as they prepare to record a CD and perform at the end-of-session concert. The program for each upcoming concert is thematic in nature, often reflecting the music of a specific decade or artist. Concerts are held at local music venues or the Rock School Music Venue. Each band is led by one of the schools highly skilled band directors. The band director not only serves as a musical leader but helps band members develop communication, problem solving, and leadership skills.
*Bands require assessment by Dave Simon’s Rock School Instructor
REHEARSAL TIME: 1 weekly 1.5 hours rehearsal.
LEVEL 1- Jr. Concert Band
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 10-13
Jr. Concert Band (JRCB) is for students that have developed a few core musical skills. Students in JRCBlearn basic rock and pop songs as they prepare to record a CD and perform an end-of-session rock concert. A musical assessment is required for placement in JRCB. REHEARSAL TIME: 1 weekly 1.5 hour rehearsal.
LEVEL 2- CONCERT BAND
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 12-14
Concert Band (CB) is for students that are developing more intermediate level skills. Students in CB are expected to be able to play a greater variety of rock songs. Students rehearse and record a CD as they prepare for an end-of-session rock concert. A musical assessment is required for placement in CB. REHEARSAL TIME: 1 weekly 1.5 hour rehearsal.
LEVEL 3- ALL-STAR BAND
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 14-18
All-Star Band (ASB) is for students that have mastered all core musical skills as well as a basic knowledge of music theory. Students in AS are expected to be able to play all styles of rock with great precision. Students rehearse and record a CD on their dedicated instrument as they prepare for an end-of-session rock concert. A musical assessment is required for placement in ASB. REHEARSAL TIME: 1 weekly 1.5 hour rehearsal.
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