The Valley Troubadours

Homeschool Music Program 


Beginning Band will now rehearse from 


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.  

Membership:  Students must be homeschooled to participate.

Ages: All homeschooled students 9 or older


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.

Band Practice Recordings:

If you do not have the CDs, or would like to download mp3s to your phone/music collection, below are links for the Standard of Excellence Red Book, and the Jazz Method book:

Standard of Excellence Book 1 (Red Book)

Standard of Excellence Jazz Ensemble Method