Calling all music lovers, young and old. If you’ve always wanted to learn to play the drums or the guitar, or maybe your dream was the keyboard, now is your opportunity to sign up for classes in drums, bass, guitar, keyboard and sax.
Session 1 runs Oct. 1 through Dec 21, 2013. Register with the instructor on the first day of class. Call 207-3132 for more information.
Session 1 Music Schedule
Take Note Band
Take Note, an award-winning pre-professional music ensemble for youngsters ages 13 to 18 fills the need for affordable public performance art events for our City’s locals or visitors and for students who want to take their discipline form to a professional level. Young aspiring musicians and singers audition from across the city through a DVD or CD of their work. Qualified judges then select which applicants move forward to perform at live auditions. The select few are provided a song list of music styles that include contemporary, country, blues, rock and jazz. Member spots include sax, keyboard, drum kit, guitar, bass and vocals.
If selected, students of Take Note learn how to work with other musicians including professionals and are exposed to various styles of musical genres, challenging them out of their comfort zones. The program takes the garage band student and/or the accomplished classical trained musician to another level…… working in an ensemble in a guided professional atmosphere.
Students learn to perform in a variety of settings and for a variety of audiences. They learn how to dress both for the music being represented and for the demographic of the audience. In addition, stage presence is taught, as is the concept of teamwork, all while taking direction and positive criticism in a fast-pace environment.
Take Note was one of three program recently highlighted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) when it awarded the department the Excellence in Innovative Programming Award
during a special reception at the association's 2013 Congress & Exposition in Houston. The award honors an organization that demonstrates leadership through advanced, groundbreaking ideas in programming. It highlights efforts made by an organization to promote or increase the awareness of the benefits of parks and recreation to its community. The other two programs honored by the award were Fitness in the Park and Bike 2 Own.
For more information about how to audition or details of the program, please call (210) 207-3132.