The Music Learning Band Program teaches the fundamentals of music and band to more than 1400 students in over thirty Dallas and Ft. Worth area schools.
A student can join the Music Learning program once he or she reaches the fourth grade, however students of all skill levels are welcome to participate. Each school has their own Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced Bands and all students from the area play together on Saturdays and special occasions such as Christmas & Holiday Concerts, Spring Tour, End of the Year Concert & Recording Session, etc. The Students have the option to choose any band instrument they like ranging from flute to trumpet to drums to saxophone. As stated earlier, students of any skill level are invited to join the band.
Children everywhere deserve the opportunity to discover their hidden abilities in music. From smaller schools to larger schools, every area child should have the opportunity to be in a school band. Music Learning Band Programs is here to provide such a program for your school.
The mission of the Music Learning Band Programs has as it’s primary goal the continuous musical development of each student. It aims to develop the student’s technical and musical proficiency of a band instrument within a fun, enthusiastic environment. Music Learning Band Programs aims to teach each student self-esteem, respect, discipline, creative problem solving, and an appreciation of the arts through music education.
The Beginner Band:
The Beginner Band focuses on the basics of instrumental music. By December each beginner band student has progressed enough to play their first big concert. At the Christmas & Holiday Concert, band members perform arrangements such as "Jingle Bells", "We Wish You A Merry Christmas", "Excerpts from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony", "My Dreydl", and "The Little Drummer Boy". In March, the Beginning Band goes on a Spring Tour. By the end of May, students have progressed enough to play full length concerts featuring all types of musical styles including rock and swing. All students will participate in two recording sessions throughout the year.
The Concert Band:
Once the basics of playing a musical instrument are mastered, students are promoted to the Intermediate Band. This second year of instruction focuses more on theory and quality of playing an instrument. As members of the Intermediate/Advanced Band, students are able to play popular songs such as “Tequila”, “The Incredibles”, and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. The intermediate students also perform a Christmas & Holiday Concert, Spring Tour, and Spring Finale Concerts.
The Honor Band:
Once a student has been in the band for at least one year, he is eligible to join the Honor Bands. Most advanced Band members play in either the Jazz Ensemble and/or Wind Ensemble (Studio Band). The honor bands are designed to give every student a musical challenge. There are several concert and jazz honor bands that any student may join. Being a member of an honor band requires additional practice time and effort, but the rewards are well worth it. These bands rehearse one night a week and perform many concerts through out the year. From Classical to Jazz from Rock and Roll to Big Band, the honor bands offer a fun learning experience for all young musicians. The honor bands are consistently invited to perform at many area and regional events. They have been invited to play in Las Vegas, NV and Orlando, FL.
The Music Learning Staff
The Music Learning Band Program believes that a true educator will practice what he teaches. Each member of the Music Learning Staff is an active musician in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex in addition to being a first-class educator. The Music Learning Staff brings a combined total of over 180 years of musical and education experience to the classroom.