Appropriate for students who have the social maturity to participate in a more complex band setting. Students in beginning combo classes begin to learn jazz & pop standards. They become familiar with basic music theory (chord/scale structure, basic improvisation) in the context of the songs the group is learning. Students have the opportunity to focus on several instruments if they choose, or to focus on a primary instrument. Students are required to practice at home in preparation for group performances.
If you’re not sure if you child is ready for a beginning combo level class, we recommend that you check in with music director Steve Dejka before registering.
Students may sign up for either or both sessions.