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JamSchool is recruiting for our band program!

  Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by Dan Drysdale | Uncategorized

Hello!

The JamSchool Band Program is busier than ever with shows booked for every month of the upcoming 2019/2020 season.  We would like to get even more musicians involved in this program!

We have openings for guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keyboard in some of our bands and we are building new bands that we would like to start in September.

If you are ready for the next step in your development, please let us try to find a good band for you to join.

Call 519-763-8526 or email dan@jamschool.com

 
 

Here are some details that band attendees and parents will need to know:

 
 

Cost

  • Band/Group Class (**if taking at least one private lesson at JamSchool): **$106 month (weekly 1hr classes)
  • Band/Group only student: $125 month (weekly 1hr band classes, Band Only: If not taking any other private or group lessons at JamSchool)
  • All band/Group classes include up-to 12hrs of self-directed rehearsal time (per band) at JamSpots – a $300 value
  • After the first month with the band/group, the student is committed to the band/group program until June 30.
 
 

Band Class Attendance

 
  • Please do your best to attend every week, especially when preparing for a show
  • You are able to cancel your attendance to a band class but no makeup credit will be issued unless the class is cancelled by the school (bad weather) or by the teacher
  • The band members need to make themselves available for some performances throughout the year, typically Saturdays
 
 

Be Prepared

 
  • It is expected that every player in the band learn their parts independently
  • The band leader is there to teach the group as a whole, so there will be less one on one attention than you would receive in a private class
  • After the parts have been assigned, it is expected that each player work on their part at home
  • Don’t let your team down, practice your parts!
  • It is recommended that the student continue with private lessons when joining a band class. Group experience and live performance is supplemental to individual skills acquired through private lessons and will reinforce lessons learned.
 
 

Performances

  • JamSchool runs shows every month
  • All JamSchool shows are free to attend with two exceptions:
    • JamSchool Holiday JamBoree (December): Please bring a donation for the Guelph Food bank
    • JamSchool JamBoree (June) - this is a ticketed event held at the Guelph Little Theatre and Hanlon Creek Cafe
  • Band classes tend to play at 3 or more shows in a school year
  • Venues include: Royal Electric, Red Papaya, Sip Club, Guelph Little Theatre, Hanlon Creek Theatre, Gainfest, Guelph Multicultural Festival, Hillside Festival and others
  • Please make yourself available for the shows that the band commits to
  • Please make sure to show up at the correct call time
 
 

Communication

  • Keep up to date with performance opportunities and other events by accessing your online portal

                         jamschool.mymusicstaff.com

  • Talk to your band leader once a month
  • Call the desk with any questions 519-763-8526

 

JamSchool Bands and teachers at the Hillside Festival

 

Feedback - Auditioning for new members

  Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Dan Drysdale | Uncategorized

Feedback at River Run Centre  - opening for Philosopher Kings on November 8 2018

JamSchool is opening auditions for new members for our a cappella group FEEDBACK.

Please get in touch to book an audition.

519-763-8526

info@jamschool.com


 

Price Drop - House Band Package

  Thursday, September 27, 2018 by Dan Drysdale | Uncategorized

Attention JamSchool private students:


The new House Band package price is $55


At the discretion of their teacher, students taking lessons in voice, guitar, bass, keyboard or drums can perform with the House Band!


Here are the steps:

  1.  Prepare a song on your instrument with your teacher
  2.  Send the song to the House Band to learn
  3.  Attend one rehearsal with the house band
  4.  Perform at a JamSchool show with the House Band!

Please discuss with your teacher and contact the front desk if you are interested in taking part.

Thanks,

Dan


Record Your Band or Solo!

Monday, April 16, 2018 by Dan Drysdale | Uncategorized

JamSchool is very excited to launch our recording studio program! See the details below:


Please email info@jamschool for more information.