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.


(Registration below)

About Rock Band  

The YAA Rock Band program prepares students to play various music styles in a group environment with their peers. They learn everything needed to be part of a successful performing group including foundational music instruction and technique, communication and rehearsal etiquette, music history, recording studio instruction, and preparation needed for live performance. Bands perform cover songs and compose original music. Each band is formed based on age, instruments played, music style, and schedule and instructor preference. We put great care into matching kids who will work well together to ensure a smooth and enriching experience.

2019-2020 Rock Band Program

Meets: Rock bands rehearse for one hour a week. Day and time TBD, but will take place on M-F between the hours of 3pm-8pm
Dates: October 1, 2019-June 12, 2020 (school holidays excluded)
Cost: $675 one-time fee for the entire program year (only $22/session!)
*Scholarships and payment plans available for those who qualify

Registration in Rock Band includes a weekly rehearsal session with the bandmates and a YAA instructor, 2 recording sessions, and multiple performance opportunities within the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito and at other community music venues and events. All YAA students receive access to other YAA programs such as private lessons, master classes, jam sessions, free tickets to area music and performing arts opportunities. Rock Bands receive the opportunity to perform at COMMOTION, the annual fundraiser for the Youth Arts Academy.

Students are required to practice 15-20 minutes each day on their own and listen to as much live and recorded music in the style of their band as possible. Due to the small collaborative nature of the rock band program, students are expected to focus on constructive communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution. Private lessons at YAA in addition to Rock Band is highly recommended, especially for beginning musicians.

Rock Band Interest Survey
Please fill out the survey to help us get to know you better as a musician. This survey must complete for your registration to be finalized and for you to be placed in the band.

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.

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Rock Band Code of Conduct:

  • Show courtesy and respect to all bandmates, instructors, administrators, and Boys & Girls Club Staff at all times.
  • No cursing or strong language. The Boys & Girls Club and Youth Arts Academy is for students of all ages and their family members.
  • No horseplay or running in the Youth Arts Academy or in rehearsal rooms. This is for your safety, the safety of others, and to keep our equipment protected.
  • Rehearsal time outside of YAA is expected to help your band sound the best it can.
  • Safekeeping of sheet music, lead sheets, instruments, and equipment is the responsibility of the student.
  • A positive and open attitude is required to be able to collaborate on new ideas with bandmates and instructors.
  • Attendance is essential. Your bandmates are relying on you. Missing more than 1 practice per month may result in being removed from the program.


“I’d like to say thank you for the awesome experience Cole had this year with the Rock Band Program at Boys and Girls Club.  It was 100% enjoyable with the easy commute, relaxed atmosphere, recording studio, House of Blues on the big stage and being on TV.  It just doesn’t get much better than that! I’d like to thank you Melissa and Chris for all your hard work and direction this year.  I’m sure it is an experience the kids will never forget.”

– The Parker Family

“I just wanted to thank you for an AMAZING introduction into Rock Band. Our son has not stopped talking about it. As parents – we have tried to encourage him to take up an instrument – but hearing it from parents I think sometimes discourages kids from doing something that they might enjoy!

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