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Band Registration

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Group Classes

Ensembles and group classes provide opportunities for young musicians to explore music in a supportive and social environment. Join in the fun, and build community through music!

Please note, some ensembles require an audition and a commitment through the 2023-24 School Year.

 

Equipment for group classes is funded in part by grants from Teton County Recreation District and Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund.

TWO STEP REGISTRATION
  1. Complete the Registration Intake Form
  2. Purchase the Annual Registration Fee/Audition

 

Both steps must be completed for each student before scheduling can begin. All students, including students requesting scholarships, must purchase the annual registration fee. For students taking an audition, the annual registration fee is included in the audition sign up.

Scholarships

 

Scholarships are available for all programs. Read more.

We believe in music education for all

 

A key mission of the school is to expand access to great music education through scholarships, expanded programming, and focused fundraising efforts. TMS is pleased to offer our own scholarship program designed to support students who age beyond One22 Support and who are enrolled in multiple classes and lessons per session. Scholarships are also available in partnership with One22 and Boundless. Boundless is a referral based program - please contact your school guidance counselor. 

 

If you share our vision, and want to make music education available to more people in our community, please consider supporting with a tax-deductible donation, or remember us at Old Bill's Fun Run.

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Rock Bands
Grades 6-12

Our bands program is designed for middle and high school students who have prior experience on band instruments like drums, percussion, bass guitar, rhythm/lead guitar, keyboards, and vocals. Bands focus on rock and pop music, select and learn new music together and have opportunities to perform in the community. Led by Taylor Upton, Ed Domer, Melissa Elliott and Joe Rudd.

NEW! Five weekend master classes and jam sessions are included with rock band enrollment.

Pre-Requisites

Audition required. Enrollment is for the 2023-24 school year. Students must be enrolled in private lessons to participate. Band members must demonstrate basic proficiency on chosen instrument, be a team player and want to have fun!

Rates

Ensemble tuition is $1,485 for the 2023-24 school year. Private lessons are billed separately.

Dates / Times

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30p & 7:30-9:00p 

September 5, 2023 - May 24, 2024

Elementary Rock Band
Grades 3-5

New in 2023, we've expanded our rock band options for elementary students with an audition-based ensemble for kids in grades 4-5 who have prior experience on instruments like drums, bass, guitar/uke, keyboards, and vocals. Like the teen bands, Elementary rockers will focus on rock and pop music, select and learn new music together and have opportunities to perform in the community. Led by Clinton Weaver.

Pre-Requisites

Placement audition required. Enrollment is for the 2023-24 school year. Students must be enrolled in private lessons to participate. Band members must demonstrate basic proficiency on chosen instrument, be a team player and want to have fun!

Rates

Elementary Rock Band is $1,050 for the 2023-24 school year (billed in three installments of $350 per 11-week session).

Dates / Times

Tuesdays, 5:15-6pm

September 5, 2023 - May 24, 2024

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Rock Band Prep
Grades 3-5

Get ready to rock by building the basic skills needed to play in a band!  Young rockers new to playing in a group will learn fundamentals of keyboard, strings (ukulele) and drumming (buckets and body percussion), honing individual skills while learning to work as a team. Rock Band Prep is designed to be a launchpad for students to participate in our popular music ensembles, giving aspiring musicians a taste of being in a band. Led by Clinton Weaver.

Students should come with their own pair of drumsticks and a ukulele, available locally at Jackson Hole Music.

Rates

Rock Band Prep is $350 per 11-week session. 

Dates / Times

Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15p

Fall Session - Keys: September 5 - November 17

Winter Session - Ukes: November 27 - February 23

Spring Session - Drums: February 26 - May 24

DJ & Music Production 
Grades 6-12

Students interested in discovering the magic of making music using  a computer are invited to sign up for semi-private lessons in DJing and Music Production. Led by music producer, Joe Rudd, students will be paired to learn how to create music from start to finish in a fun, collaborative, and supportive atmosphere! Students will create, edit, and use musical loops, record audio, learn song structure and form, mix music, sample music, make beats in a variety of different styles, use audio effects like EQ, compression and reverb

Rates

$605 per 11-week session

Dates / Times

Scheduled per student pair, 60 minutes per week per session

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Bucket Drumming
Grades 3-5

Drummer Ed Domer will introduce students to the basics of rhythm and teamwork in this after school program for elementary school students. Bucket drumming, also called street drumming, is a style of music which involves drumming on plastic buckets and other objects to create rhythmic grooves.In this first-time ensemble experience, students will create new friendships, boost their self-esteem and experience how they can produce amazing music together by working as a team. ​

Students should come with their own pair of drumsticks, available locally at Jackson Hole Music.

Rates

Bucket Band is $315 per 11-week session

Dates / Times

Mondays, 3:45-4:30p (grades 3-5)

Fall Session: September 5 - November 17

Winter Session: November 27 - February 23

Spring Session: February 26 - May 24

After-School Strings
Grades 4-5

Led by cellist Emma Bittner and supported by JHMS/JHHS Director of Strings, Vince Gutwein, After-School Strings is designed for beginners in violin, viola and cello. The program is open to 4th and 5th grade students and takes place at Jackson Hole Middle School. Instrument rentals and music books are available through Mountain Music

Pre-Requisite
Interested families should plan to attend Instrument Rental Night on Wednesday, September 13, and the first class takes place Monday, September 25. Parents/guardians will need to meet with the instructors to discuss instrument rentals and learn about the class.
Rates

After-School Strings is $350 per session.

Dates / Times

Mondays, 4:00-5:00p (grades 4-5) @ JH Middle School

September 25, 2023 - May 24, 2024

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Popular Music Choir
Grades 6-12

Explore choral singing, a cappella, harmony singing, singing with instrumental accompaniment in a fun and supportive group setting. Through singing songs we love, choir members will strengthen their voices, gain music literacy and ear training, and learn to feel confident in their voices. Led by Melissa Elliott, the choir will master a selection of songs every session and have opportunities to perform in the community. 

Music and singing materials provided. Enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Pre-Requisites
Audition required and must have prior experience singing in a school choir, private voice lessons, or in a musical. Choir members must be able to commit for the 2023-24 school year, be team players and want to have fun!
Rates

Popular Music Choir is $1,275 for the 2023-24 school year

Dates / Times

Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00p

September 6, 2023 - May 24, 2023​

Youth Choir
Grades 2-5

in partnership with Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir

Youth Choir is a group-singing experience designed to help young voices build healthy singing habits while experiencing the joy of ensemble singing. Participants will explore vocal fundamentals (pitch, rhythm, breathing, diction) in a fun, supportive environment. Led by Melissa Elliott, the choir will master a selection of songs every session and have opportunities to perform in the community. 

Music and singing materials provided.

Pre-Requisite
Parent Info meeting, Tuesday, September 5, 3:30-4:30p
Rates

Youth Choir is $350 per 11-week session

Dates / Times

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30p

Fall Session: September 5 - November 17

Winter Session: November 27 - February 23

Spring Session: February 26 - May 24

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Jazz Improv
Grades 6-12

Saxophonist Collin Binko has designed a youth jazz program for middle and high school students currently in an instrumental program at school or taking private lessons. This group will initially focus on improvisation through the study of jazz for woodwind and brass instruments like trumpet, trombone and saxophone. Rhythm players (piano, bass, guitar, drums) also welcome! As the class progresses, students will apply their skills to popular music, and may collaborate with TMS rock and pop bands. Jazz ensemble will create functional musicians that can play in a wide variety of settings regardless of genre. From Jazz to Reggae, Pop and Rock we will learn how to best use our instruments in each of these styles. This group meets immediately prior to weekly rehearsals of the Jackson Hole Jazz Foundation to encourage opportunities for collaboration between our students and community members.

Rates

Jazz Improv is $415 per 11-week session

Dates / Times

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00p

Fall Session: September 5 - November 17

Winter Session: November 27 - February 23

Spring Session: February 26 - May 24

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