For students 10+ who have completed at least one semester of Beginning Band, or by audition. A scale & rhythm assessment will be used as a benchmark for placement in the ensemble.
About Our Band Program:
Unlike public school bands that practice together daily, we hope these musicians will be highly motivated, spending a great deal of time at home practicing, as well as performing for various church, family, and homeschool gatherings. It is highly recommended that students receive instrument specific private lessons in addition to band class in order to progress quickly. Integrated into the band instruction, Valley Troubadours hopes to provide music history, theory, and solo/ensemble experience.
Ensemble Setting: At band practice, students work together as a group. Students are expected to take personal responsibility for their musical development as part of their homeschooling experience. Daily practice is required and is the only sure means of progressing and improving. While private lessons are not a requirement, they are encouraged, and will generally help students progress faster than those who do not.