A foundation in instrumental performance
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.
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.
All Bands are $120 per semester (Jazz Band is $40 with Cadet/Concert Registration)
Band students will be responsible for purchasing or renting their own instruments, instrument care kits, reeds (if applicable), band method book (Standard of Excellence series), and folding music stand (for home practice)