View our 2019 Summer Rock Band camps here.
Are you interested in joining a band? Fill out this survey and we will place you on the interest list. When we find the right band for you, we will contact you & ask you to register below.
About Rock Band
YAA Rock Bands are given the opportunity to either pick cover songs that they would like to play or compose original music. It is a priority of the YAA to encourage the bands to choose their own creative direction as this is believed to be at the heart of the rock band experience.
Students learn the ins and outs of being in a rock band from compositional and rehearsal techniques to the preparation needed for a live performance. The YAA provides at least two performances a year for the students in the program. Each band will have the opportunity to record live in the recording studio and create a CD to take home.
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2018-2019 Rock Band Program
Meets: Rock bands rehearse for one hour a week. Dates and times will be scheduled after each Rock Band is formed.
Dates: September 2018 – June 2019
Cost: $650/musician for the entire rock band year (Includes 2 performances and 1 Recording Session in the studio.)
Prerequisites: Musician’s must fill out the survey to be placed on the interest list for the Rock Band. Rock band can be for beginners as long as there is an appropriate fit for them with other beginners. The Rock Band program is concerned with matching musicians that have the potential of becoming members of cohesive long-lasting bands. Collaboration and conflict resolution are large parts of being in a successful rock band.
*The Rock Band program is designed for students with a minimum of 1 year on their chosen instrument, however, we are accepting beginner students at this time. Beginning musicians are urged to take private lessons in order to enrich their experience and facilitate faster growth.
Once you have filled out the rock band survey, you will be contacted regarding finding placement in a band. You will then be asked to register below. Students that have participated in our program last year, can go ahead and register below for the 2017-2018 rock year.
*Rock Band placement is not guaranteed. We have to be sure to secure a full band before we process your payment.
**Band pairings are being made monthly. Feel free to fill out the survey and join the band all year long. Proration rates will be available for later in the year registrations.
– The Parker Family
The fact that you and your program allows for kids who have NO experience with an instrument to “get in the mix” and take a hands-on approach to experiencing something as fun and cool as rock band is AMAZING!!!
Our son can’t wait to play again – and has said a few times that he would like to take up the guitar. Seeing as my son is not the athletic kid or the straight A kid – it is so refreshing to see him excited and filled with self-confidence about something! THANK YOU!”
-Happy Rock Band Mother