Band & Strings
DC Music Academy offers afterschool enrichment programs for 2022-2023 school year at Our Lady Of Hope Catholic School.
Afterschool Beginner and Advanced Band and Strings
PROGRAM OUTLINE: Our Lady of Hope Band and Strings Program gives an opportunity for elementary and middle school students to learn and improve their individual musical skills and ensemble skills while having a great quality time making music together with school friends. Students develop a sense of artistry, musicianship, and discipline through musical preparation and performance. Students of both Band and Strings programs show their acquired musical skills in their instruments at the Winter and Spring Concerts. The year-long Band Program concludes with a memorable trip and a performance at one of amusement parks such as Busch Gardens or Hershey Park.
Beginner Band (4-5 grades and up, 2pm – 3pm session on Friday)
Beginner band students will be pulled out of the classes for 20 min by sections(woodwinds/brass/percussion) rotating them each week, so they are pulled out at different times. Students will learn the basic techniques for band instruments (flute, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, tuba, French horn, bassoon, oboe, percussion) and practice beginning ensemble skills playing together in a small band.
Advanced Band (6-8 grades and experienced 4-5 grades, 3pm-4pm session on Friday)
Students continue to improve techniques for band instruments (flute, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, tuba, French horn, bassoon, oboe, percussion) and learn diverse repertoire playing together as a school band.
Beginner Strings (2-3 grades and up, 3pm-4pm session on Friday)
Beginning Strings Class is open to students in grade 2-8 who have not played a stringed instrument before. Through fun and engaging music, the class will learn 1) the fundamentals of instrument set-up; 2)note reading, 3) the basics playing techniques for string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass) and practice beginning ensemble skills playing together in small string orchestra 3) students will learn the discipline of regular practice and the feeling of satisfaction when they achieve your goals. Kids love to play music with their friends, this activity will help to establish a love of music that will continue with them as they get older.
Advanced Strings (4-8 grades and experienced lower grades, 3pm-4pm session on Friday)
Advanced Strings Class is open to students who were previously enrolled in Beginning Strings Class or have prior experience playing a stringed instrument. The class will continue to develop skills learned in Beginning Strings as well as offering the added challenge of playing independent parts. Students continue to learn and improve diverse repertoire playing together as a school string orchestra.
Yearly tuition is $600 per child which includes 10 sessions and a concert each semester (22 sessions total). If the practice comes on a holiday, we will do a make-up session. There will be an additional fee for the amusement park trip.
Band Director: Dr. Andrei Pidkivka