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Rock Bands

Music wasn't meant to be something we do by ourselves. Our band program builds skills and relationships, fostering teamwork by encouraging musicians to learn and play together!

SUMMER BAND ENROLLMENT OPEN 

Registration Deadline:  May 20th, 2023

Rehearsals Start:  May 30th, 2024

Final Show: August 11th, 2024

Our band program moves your child beyond the traditional music lesson into a learning environment that fosters teamwork and builds friendships. Just like sports and other activities, practicing alone only takes you so far. Learning and playing music together is FUN and teaches vital skills such as listening, observing, cooperating and collaborating. Our performance programs will take your child’s music education to the next level and get students out of the practice room and onto the stage!

AGES 9 – ADULT – ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS!

Whether your child (or you) has years of experience playing in a group setting or have never played in a band before – Stages rock bands are an amazing way to connect with other musicians, progress in your musicianship, gain confidence and shine bright!

REGISTER NOW FOR ROCK BAND!
TO REGISTER:

1. Simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page
2. Wait for a member of our team to contact you regarding placement
3. Get ready to rock!

We will do our best to provide everyone with their first or second choice. Time slots are ultimately determined by availability and interest.

BAND PROGRAM OPTIONS

KIDS (Ages 9-12)

Take your first steps playing in a live band! Students attend fun-filled weekly 90-minute rehearsals, learn their favorite songs and how to collaborate with fellow musicians. For beginner students – no prior band experience necessary!

  • Small class sizes. (4:1, 5:1 or 6:1 student to teacher ratio)
  • Students have creative control of song choices.
  • Creating original music is encouraged.
  • Perform in real rock shows!

TEENS (Ages 13-18)

Has your teen dreamed of playing on stage underneath the lights with other musicians, rocking out to their favorite songs? Our teen performance program gives kids creative control and creates a space where teens can express themselves, build friendships and build confidence learning and play together.

  • Small class sizes. (4:1, 5:1 or 6:1 student to teacher ratio)
  • Students have creative control of song choices.
  • Creating original music is encouraged.
  • Perform in real rock shows!

Adults (Ages 18+)

It’s never too late to learn to rock! Adult musicians of all skill levels enjoy a weekly 90-minute rehearsal where you will advance your musicianship and experience the joy of collaborating with others and performing live! No prior band experience necessary. 

  • Small class sizes. (4:1, 5:1 or 6:1 student to teacher ratio)
  • Students have creative control of song choices.
  • Creating original music is encouraged.
  • Perform in real rock shows!

All-Access All Stars (Ages 12-18)

All-Access is Stages’ audition-based all-star band program for students 18 and under. All-Access students enjoy premiere opportunities to perform professional gigs, study with renowned mentors, record with industry professionals and more! Selected musicians have a strong desire to reach their full potential and ability to commit to a full year of rehearsals and availability for gigs. All-Access auditions take place in the Summer of each year. 

To register for band simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Testimonials

  • Thank you to all for yet another great experience with the Adult Jam session. The challenge to keep up with such motivated players inspired me to work towards becoming a more confident and proficient player. I look forward to continuing beyond Adult Jam well into Senior Jam.
    Brian R.
  • My son just enrolled with the band program, great fit – he loves it and is very much looking forward to the Frostfest in December!
    Kelly M.
  • ‘State of the art’ really doesn’t do this place justice. If your child wants to study an instrument or sing, or has a group of friends that want to be in a band, you need to get them here!
    Max V.

All-Access

Audition-based All-Star Rock Band for Ages 12-18

What is All-Access?

Selection for the audition-based All-Access rock band is the highest level of achievement for Stages Music Arts students ages 12-18.

We leverage our relationships with the area’s best musicians, concert venues and promoters to provide All-Access members with exclusive learning, performing, and recording opportunities.

All-Access bands have performed alongside such prominent local musicians as Cris Jacobs and Carl Filipiak and at venues like the Hard Rock Cafe, WTMD, UNION Collective, Camden Yards, The Recher, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Belvedere Square and Power Plant Live!

Audition Information

  • 2024-25 All-Access Auditions are being held VIRTUALLY
  • ALL students ages 12-18 are eligible and encouraged to audition
  • Results will be announced on August 16th, 2024

TO AUDITION:

  • Fill out the band program form below and select “All-Access” as your program
  • All-Access Director Evan Cooper will email audition instructions within 2 business days
  • Practice, practice, practice
  • Submit your video audition by 11:59 p.m. on August 9th 
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All Access Eligibility & Expectations

Age & Instrument Eligibility

  • Minimum Age: 12 years
  • Maximum Age: 18 years

Students can participate up to and including the summer following their senior year of high school. Consideration will still be given for those students whose age is >18 during their senior year of high school.

Each student must audition for a slot on their primary instrument. Secondary instruments will also be taken into consideration. It is best to display the ability to sing and/or play percussion as a secondary instrument than to only choose a primary instrument.

Students can audition for All-Access on the following instruments:

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Keyboards
  • Voice

Length of Tenure

Commitment through the end of Summer 2023. Students are required to re-audition every year. No student is guaranteed a spot year after year.

Ideal Candidates

Students who wish to audition should:

  • Be a positive influence and contributor to school and local community
  • Act as an advocate of Stages Music Arts
  • Have technical ability and theoretical knowledge of their primary instrument
  • Exhibit strong leadership skills
  • Be self-motivated to sing back ups and play percussion
  • Know how to mix themselves to create a great stage sound
  • Be open-minded and able to play all styles of music
  • Be able to take direction and check their ego at the door
  • Be a team player
  • Be comfortable representing All-Access and Stages Music Arts in public and on social media
  • Promote opportunities as if they were for their own band

Expectations & Guidelines

  • All-Access members should demonstrate powerful stage presence, understand tone emulation on their instrument, play with dynamics, and be able to play/solo in all keys
  • Guitarists should be familiar with the use of effects pedals and understand how to operate amplifiers, etc.
  • Drummers should be able to set-up and tear down a drum kit, be able to play in odd time signatures, and have an understanding of various styles
  • Keyboardists should have a firm grasp of finding sounds on various keyboards, sequencing, and sampling
  • Bassists should be able to walk a bass line in all keys and understand how to operate amplifiers
  • Vocalists should be able to confidently replicate vocal harmonies and display a high level of microphone technique

Commitment

All-Access rehearsals are held weekly for 90 minutes. Day/Time TBD. Tuition is $150/month.

Band Program & All Access Registration Form

Music wasn't meant to be something we do by ourselves. Our band program builds skills and relationships, fostering teamwork by encouraging musicians to learn and play together! Fill out the form below to register for a band or to audition for All Access!