Band Registration

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Group Classes
Fall Registration Opens August 9

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. New in 2022! TMS is pleased to offer our own scholarship program designed to support students enrolled in multiple classes and lessons per session. Scholarships are also available in partnership with One22 and Boundless.

If you share our vision, consider supporting with a tax-deductible donation.

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Rock & Pop Band
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. Our bands focus on rock and pop music, select and learn new music together and have opportunities to perform in the community. New in 2022! Our program is expanding to create four teen bands. Led by Taylor Upton, Ed Domer, Melissa Elliott and Joe Rudd.

Pre-Requisites

Placement Audition required - Tuesday, September 6, 6-9pm. Audition info and sign up below. Placement will be announced by Friday, September 9. Must demonstrate basic proficiency on chosen instrument, be a team player and want to have fun!

Rates

Ensembles* are $440 per 11-week session.

Dates / Times

Tuesdays,  6:00-7:30p & 7:30-9:00p 

Fall Session: September 6 - November 15

Winter Session: November 29 - February 21

Spring Session: February 28 - May 23

Equipment for this program was partially funded by grants from TCSD Recreation District and Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund.

Rock Band Prep
Grades 4-5

Get ready to rock by building the basic skills needed to play in a band!  Young rockers 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 $325 per 11-week session. 

Dates / Times

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30p (grades 4-5)

Fall Session: September 7 - November 16

Winter Session: November 30 - February 22

Spring Session: March 1 - May 24

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Music Production
Grades 6-12

Music Producer Joe Rudd will introduce middle and high school students to the world of making songs, beats, and creating music for film in a fun and friendly environment! Students will gain experience in collaborating with others, learn basic piano skills and music theory, and get to know different microphones and technical equipment. Through the lens of popular music, students will also develop an understanding of the recording software, Ableton Live, learning how to record, about audio interfaces, mic techniques, signal flow, audio editing, sampling, and how to make beats and musical projects. Students will have opportunities for unique creative projects, like composing music for student choreographers at Dancers' Workshop and more. 

 

No prior experience is required to take the course. Students who already play an instrument are encouraged to bring it to class and incorporate it into their work.

Rates

Music Production Class is $440 per 11-week session

 

This class is designed to progress over the course of three 

sessions: Fall, Winter and Spring.

Dates / Times

Section A - Mondays, 5:30-7:00p

Section B - Mondays, 7:00-8:30p

Fall Session: September 12 - November 14

Winter Session: November 28 - February 20

Spring Session: February 27 - May 22

GarageBand
(Production Basics)
Grades 3-5

A music production class designed especially for young students! Discover the magic of making music using  a computer. Led by music producer, Joe Rudd, a certified Apple Professional, students will 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

Music Production Basics is $295 per 11-week session

Dates / Times

Section A - Mondays, 3:45-4:30p

Section B - Mondays, 4:30-5:15p

Fall Session: September 12 - November 14

Winter Session: November 28 - February 20

Spring Session: February 27 - May 22

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Bucket Band
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 $295 per 11-week session

Dates / Times

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

Fall Session: September 12 - November 14

Winter Session: November 28 - February 20

Spring Session: February 27 - May 22

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
Parent info meeting, Monday, September 12, 4-5pm @ JHMS
Meet the teachers, rent instruments and learn about the class.
Rates

After-School Strings is $325 per 11-week session

Dates / Times

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

Fall Session: September 12 - November 14 

Winter Session: November 28 - February 20

Spring Session: February 27 - May 22

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Youth Choir
Grades 2-6

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, and supported by Cathedral Voices Artistic Director, Laura Huckin, 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 6, 4:30-5:30p
Rates

Youth Choir is $325 per 11-week session

Dates / Times

Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30p

Fall Session: September 6 - November 15

Winter Session: November 29 - February 21

Spring Session: February 28 - May 23

Jazz Ensemble
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 ensemble 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 ensembles 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 Ensemble is $385 per 11-week session

Dates / Times

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00p

Fall Session: September 7 - November 16 

Winter Session: November 30 - February 22

Spring Session: March 1 - May 24

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* Ensemble Enrollment
Ensemble enrollment may be limited and dependent upon instrument. Priority for ensemble registration will be given to students enrolled in private lessons in TMS. It is highly encouraged for students to be enrolled in private lessons to support their ensemble participation.

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Risk-Free COVID Policy

The well-being of our students and teachers is our top priority. TMS is following strict COVID protocols and has the capability of pivoting enrolled lessons or classes to a remote experience. If Teton Music School must cancel classes due to COVID-19 health regulations, or for any other reason, we will promptly arrange an alternative or issue a credit for the unused lessons. Read the full COVID-19 policy here.

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