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Playing with other young musicians is an exciting option that we are happy to offer our students! Bands are a great way to begin exploring musical creativity while building skills that will keep musicians playing their whole lives.

We are happy to offer band options for students of all instruments - read on to see how you can join in on the fun!

It’s time to rock! Rock Band 101 is a 10 week program which will explore everything that goes into creating, recording, and performing Music with others. Students will rehearse and write together once per week, receive mentorship from multiple Academy teachers from vocals to soundchecks, and will learn the ins and outs of recording a single and performing it at a live gig.

Rock Band 101 is for students of all ages and experience levels. Instruments including voice, guitar, bass, drums, violin, and piano/keyboard are welcome! Taking students' individual practice to the next level, Rock Band 101 will tackle the process of writing original songs as a group, as well as studying and covering existing favorites. The program will culminate with the bands recording a track in January, and then performing a live, all-ages gig alongside other local bands!

Students will learn:

  • songwriting and arrangement
  • elements of a performance
  • collaborating with other musicians
  • finding your voice, and expressing yourself through Music
  • technical know-how and vocabulary; hands-on stage experience sound checking and performing

Students will meet Thursdays 6:45pm - 7:45pm, from November 8th - January 31st inclusive. Students will be grouped according to age and level, taking scheduling availability into account. The groups will record one song each in a live session at Rainy Day Recording Co. in January; date TBD. The rock bands will perform at a live, all-ages gig Saturday, February 2nd.

**practices missed by a student cannot be made up or rescheduled**

Cost: Academy Students - $280
Non-Academy Students - $332.50
**fees may be paid monthly rather than lump sum**

Bring: guitar and bass students will need to bring their own instruments; amps, keyboards, drum kits and microphones are all provided. Friends and family are all welcome to attend the Academy show!

Location: Saskatoon Academy of Music, 629 1st Ave North

Final day for registration is Friday, November 2nd.
Please register early, as sessions sell out quickly, and are first come, first serve.

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Discover the joy of making music together with other young musicians, play a wide range of music, and improve your skills by joining our community of brass and woodwind students!

Junior Ensemble: directed by Nick Whitelaw

  • Wednesday 5:00pm - 5:30pm, beginning on October 24th, 2018
  • ages 10 and older
  • minimum 3 months of instruction
  • $45/month

Senior Ensemble: directed by Nick Whitelaw

  • Thursday 5:30pm - 6:30pm, beginning on October 25th, 2018
  • ages 14 and older (adult students welcome)
  • minimum 1 year private instruction [and/or approval by private instructor]
  • $60/month

Performance Opportunities

  • perform at the December 15th winter ensemble concert
  • special April concert for friends and family, in tandem with Academy choirs and string groups
  • potential to work with Rainy Day Recording Co to record a group piece

**please note - students who miss more than 2 rehearsals may jeopardize their involvement in performances

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What's New

Friday, 30 August 2019

Group Programs 2019 - 2020

Playing music in a group is one of the greatest pleasures for any musician!

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Thursday, 01 August 2019

Fall Registration Now Open

Our fall registration is officially OPEN, and we are excited to kick off the 2019/2020 school year with our staff and students here at the Academy!

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Friday, 26 April 2019

Summer Registration Now Open

Our summer registration is officially open, and we are ready to ring in another creative summer with our staff and students here at the Academy!

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Monday, 25 March 2019

Academy Summer Camp Announcement

Registration is now OPEN for our lineup of summer camps! These programs make great supplements to weekly lessons. Read on for an overview of each camp.

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Monday, 17 December 2018

Winter Registration Now Open

Our winter registration is officially OPEN, and we are ready to ring in another fabulous year with our staff and students here at the Academy!

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