A word from Keith Baird at Oklahoma Homeschool Band:
Band & String Orchestra Classes for Homeschool Families!Once-a-week Classes with levels from Beginning Band & Strings through Advanced Classes4 Locations: SE Tulsa (near Broken Arrow and Bixby), SW Tulsa (near Jenks), Tulsa (near 51st & Memoria), and OwassoOklahoma Homeschool Bands has been providing instruction for Oklahoma homeschool students for 18 years. Founded in the OKC-area, OHB expanded into the Tulsa area six years ago and added string orchestra classes to our Tulsa-area offerings three years ago. Our Tulsa-area director has 31 years of experience teaching all levels of band and orchestra classes in public schools and was the Oral Roberts University Wind Ensemble director for 5 years as well as the ORU orchestra director for 3 years. In our beginning classes, students do NOT need to have had any prior music instruction. Those classes start from the very beginning. As for our intermediate and advanced classes, perhaps you have a child who takes private lessons on an instrument, or who played in band or orchestra in school before joining the homeschool community, and would like to play in a band or a string orchestra with other homeschool students. Major concerts are held three times a year and additional performing opportunities are also offered.––
Schedule of Classes(please check our website for specific times & locations; All classes are held in area churches.)
Tuesday morningsTulsa (near 51st & Memorial) – Classes Offered: Chamber Strings (3rd year & beyond of playing strings), and Contemporary Instrumental Ensemble (Big Band & Praise Band styles for 3rd year and beyond instrumentalists)
WednesdaysOwasso – Classes Offered: Beginning Band, Beginning Strings, Intermediate 1 Band, Intermediate Strings
ThursdaysSE Tulsa (near BA & Bixby) – Classes Offered: Beginning Strings, Beginning Band, Intermediate Strings, Intermediate 1 Band
Friday AfternoonsSW Tulsa (near Jenks) – Classes Offered: Beginning Band, Intermediate 1 Band, Intermediate 2 Band, Advanced Band
TuitionOne child = $50 per month (students may participate in additional classes at no extra charge*)Two or more children in the same family = $65 per month (students may participate in an unlimited number of different classes at no extra charge*) Parents my participate alongside their children at no charge! Last year, we had four parents playing in our Tulsa-area orchestras, learning alongside their children. *The one exception: There is an extra charge of $15 per month for participating in the Contemporary Instrumental Ensemble.–Our organization is also beginning a drumline this year. Although weekly rehearsals for that group will be in OKC, Tulsa-area students are welcome to join.–For Registration or for more information: www.okhomeschoolbands.com–To contact the Tulsa-area director: firstname.lastname@example.org–We hope these band and string orchestra classes prove to be a blessing for your children!