MIDWEST YOUTH BAND

Instruction provided by David Allie, Merit School of Music

Books, Brushes & Bands for Education’s Midwest Youth Band provides highly qualified instruction from the Merit School of Music. Classes are open to students in grades 4-12 from both Indiana and Illinois with no experience necessary. General requirements merely include a desire to excel musically.

Students will learn how to read musical compositions, play their instrument, and more.

All Midwest Youth Band students may compete in the Books, Brushes & Bands Midwest Youth Artist Contest.

2019 Summer

Begins June 4th- Students with at least 1 year experience may join. Students will focus on improving their skills with their traditional band instrument and perform in a group ensemble at the concert on August 1, 2019. 

Location: Calumet College of St. Joseph (2400 New York Avenue, Whiting, IN)
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Instrument Rental: If a student requires an instrument to rent through BBB4E, instruments will go on a first come, first serve basis.

FEES

Tuition: $185.00
Registration Fee: $15.00 (due upon registration)
Instrument Rental: $35.00 (for the entire summer)

Payment plans and assistance is available. Tuition and instrument rental (if applicable) are not due in full until July 18, 2019. There is a minimum payment of $20.00/month due per child.

2019 - 2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

Location: Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts – 6915 Grand Ave (Door F)
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Instrument Rental: If a student requires an instrument to rent through BBB4E, instruments will go on a first come, first serve basis.

FEES

Tuition: $400.00
Registration Fee: $15.00 (due upon registration)
Instrument Rental: $112.00 (for the entire academic year)

Payment plans and assistance is available. Tuition and instrument rental (if applicable) are not due in full until April 1, 2020. There is a minimum payment of $20.00/month due per child.

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2019 COMING SOON!

Beginning Band

For those with little to no experience.

Time: 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Orientation: Mandatory for all those who participate
Start Date: coming soon!
End Date: coming soon!

Intermediate Band

Experienced students.

Time: 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.
Orientation: Mandatory for all those who participate
2019 Start Date: coming soon!
End Date: coming soon!

A special message from Glen Sobel

In 2013, a few of our students went to see the Alice Cooper band and met guitarist Ryan Roxie and drummer Glen Sobel beforehand. Glen Sobel then sent a video message to our students that was shown at their summer concert.

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