Rock Ensembles at BMS
At BMS we offer youth rock bands for students as young as 6 years old starting with the "Groove Ensemble" and going all the way through high school aged students. The rock ensembles at BMS are generally one hour classes that meet once a week and are open to players beyond the beginning level.
The ensembles are a great opportunity for our students to see the results of their learning and practice through collaboration and group performances.
BMS provides our ensembles with numerous unique showcase opportunities in our theatre and around the NYC area throughout the year. Recent notable performances include a Jimi Hendrix Tribute with Advisory Board Member and guitarist from Wilco, Nels Cline.
July 2 - August 17
The Brooklyn Music School’s Summer Rock Band Intensive is a 7 week program (split into two sections, Weeks 1-3 and then 4-7.) During the course of the program students ages 9 - 12 will work together as a group to select songs with a focus on preparing for a performance at the end of the program. Students will participate in the various workshops that teach other activities during the program and will focus on building student’s proficiency on their instruments team building/ensemble play and performance skills.
Summer rock workshop
August 20 - 24
A week-long intensive program aimed at teaching its participants how to prepare and perform music in a group setting. During the course of the program students will work together as a group to select songs with a focus on preparing for a performance at the end of the program. Activities during the program will focus on building student’s proficiency on their instruments, team building/ensemble play and performance skills. With a culminating concert event at the end of the program.
Day + Time:
- Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Ages: 12 - 18
Fee: $180 Spring 2018 Trimester or free to registered students taking private lessons.
We are unable to give refunds or credits for missed classes
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Students will learn essential performance techniques, including:
- Performing as a group member
- Establishing a repertoire of songs
- Mastering the techniques of performing in a live situation
- Understanding their instrument in a live performance setting
- Music theory
- Music appreciation
- Sight reading