AMS Sound Education Outreach Ensembles
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For students looking to take their music skills to the next level, AMS Outreach Ensembles provide young musicians the opportunity to learn, rehearse, and perform as a band.
Ensemble directors work with students to create a unique set of songs each semester that best suits their interests, skills, and goals. Students entering the program should have some experience on their instrument, and be able to read sheet music, tab, and/or chord charts. Previous experience playing in a band is welcome, but not required. Our directors walk students through first steps of playing a few chords together, through putting on a full concert.
AMS ensembles have graced the stages of The Orange Peel, LEAF, Downtown After Five, Barnaroo, and Isis Music Hall. Students will also participate in a community outreach concert, using music to bring joy to those in need. Sites include hospitals, assisted living centers, and homeless shelters. Through this experience, students learn the valuable lesson of giving back, and also earn volunteer hours for school!
For more info, or to book one of our bands, email Program Director Kylie Irvin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently Accepting New Members (Summer 2019):
Paradiddles, led by Kylie Brown:
TO RESTART IN FALL 2019: 4th to 7th grade students playing classic and contemporary pop music.
Minør, (a.k.a. AMS Rock Band) led by Alec Fehl:
Now auditioning vocalists! email@example.com to inquire
9th – 12th grade students playing classic and contemporary rock music.
Rehearses every Saturday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, year-round
Tuition is due January 1, April 1, July 1, & October 1.
Led by guitarist and Asheville Music School teacher Alec Fehl, AMS rock band Minør features students ages 14-18. Exposure to different styles of rock music is the group’s main focus, which they incorporate into their set. Audiences will enjoy hearing modern blues, jazz pop, adult contemporary, heavy soul, new renditions of classic rock songs, and even some Henry Mancini. Minør is part of Asheville Music School’s Sound Education Outreach program, which brings music to communities in need.
Pop Rock Band, led by Gabrielle Tee:
8th – 12th grade students, performing music across a wide range of decades and genres.
Rehearses every other Saturday, 1:30-3:30 pm. No summer rehearsals
Defective Swing, led by Andy John:
6th to 10th grade students playing classic and contemporary rock music.
Rehearses every Thursday, 6:45-8:15 pm. No summer rehearsals
Masque, led by Juan Holladay:
Middle school students learning classic and contemporary rock music.
Rehearses every Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 pm. No summer rehearsals
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WAITING LIST SUBMISSIONS (Summer 2019):
Jazz Band, led by Jason Moore:
INACTIVE AS OF JAN. 2018. Junior and high school students playing standard jazz tunes and improvising.
What To Expect and How To Join
- Ensembles welcome all instruments and skill levels, including acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, bass, piano/keyboards, percussions/drums, vocals, wind, brass, and string instruments.
- Private lessons are recommended, but not required, to prepare for auditions, rehearsals, and performances. AMS can recommend a great teacher for your instrument and learning style.
- Ensemble membership requires dedicated participation. Students are expected to be in attendance for all rehearsals and performances.
- To audition, or for any questions, contact Executive Director Ryan Reardon, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (828) 252-6244. Most ensembles welcome new members throughout the year.