Upcoming Events

Check out our online student calendar for an overview of this year’s band concerts and special events. Learn more about each event below.


School Band Demonstrations & Parent Information Meetings

August & September

The band directors will visit each school to present our “Your First Day of Band” presentation showcasing each of the instruments, history, and role of the instrument in the band.  After our teachers perform, select students with little or no experience will have the opportunity to come up to the front and get their first sound on an instrument. The following week, your school will host a Parent Information & Instrument Rental meeting, usually in the evening. At this meeting, your band director will discuss specifics for your school’s program and you will have the opportunity to register for band and rent an instrument.

 

Band classes at most schools will begin between September 4 – 13.


Saturday Band Enrichment

Various Saturdays Beginning September 22

Saturday Band will meet in Dallas or Grapevine – please check the schedule for the location most convenient for you. **Classes alternate locations to better accommodate more students. You are encouraged to attend as many classes as possible, but attendance is not mandatory.

In September & October, the schedule is:

8:30 – 9:30 AM: Beginning clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba and drums.

9:30 – 10:30 AM: Beginning flute, oboe, bass guitar and all Concert (Intermediate) Band and all Honor Band 

10:30 – 11:30 AM: Studio & Jazz Honor Band

From November – May, the schedule is:

8:30 – 9:30 AM: All Beginning Band

9:30 – 10:30 AM: All Concert & All Honor Band

10:30 – 11:30 AM: Studio & Jazz Honor Band


Honor Band

Beginning September 18 & 19

Tuesday Evenings in Dallas and Wednesday Evenings in Grapevine

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Students with at least one year of experience on their instrument are invited to join the Honor Bands. Most students attend one weekly rehearsal, but are free to attend both evenings and locations. Join with the best musicians from local schools, including high school, as well as your band directors for an incredible musical experience.


Richardson Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 1

9:00 AM – Parade Begins

10:00 – 10:30 AM Parade Conclusion

5:30 PM Award Presentation

Every Music Learning musician should attend this annual parade. As a first performance for a beginner or as a great way to celebrate the festive holiday season, all band members will remember the parade. Beginner Band, Concert Band, and Honor Band combine to perform holiday favorites along the parade route. Everyone performs – drummers and bass players ride a float while the rest of the band marches / walks alongside. 

 

More details TBA as we approach this performance.


Dallas & Ft. Worth Area Christmas & Holiday Concerts

Saturday, December 8

10:00 – 11:15 AM in Dallas

3:00 – 4:15 PM in Arlington

All Music Learning students join together in either or both locations to celebrate the winter holiday season with a performance. Beginner, Concert, and Honor Band will all perform at these concerts. Most students attend one performance, but join the “Iron Band Member” club by participating in both the same day!

More details TBA as we approach this performance.


Music Learning Foundation spring concert tour

March 9 – 15, 2019

More Information & location TBA in September, 2018.

Families are encouraged to attend a unique Spring Concert Performance Opportunity sponsored by the Music Learning Foundation. Tours in the past have included performances in Memphis, TN; Galveston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Keystone, CO; and Crested Butte, CO. 

Last year, as part of a week-long tour in Crested Butte, musicians performed in the base area of Crested Butte and enjoyed lodging at a ski-in – ski-out resort for a full week of skiing and snowboarding.  


Music Learning foundation performance at the AAC for the dallas stars

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

6:00 PM Performance 

7:30 PM Hockey Game

Don’t miss the chance of a lifetime to perform in AT&T Victory Plaza at the American Airlines Center in Dallas! We perform prior to the Dallas Stars NHL game, sit together during the game, and get a special commemorative photo on the Dallas Stars’s Players’ Bench following the game & performance. 

Discount tickets are available during registration and through the Music Learning Foundation.


Dallas & Ft. Worth Area Spring Concerts & Award Presentation

Saturday, May 4

10:00 – 11:15 AM in Dallas

3:00 – 4:15 PM in Arlington

All Music Learning students join together in either or both locations to celebrate the closing of a successful year of band with a performance. Beginner, Concert, and Honor Band will all perform at these concerts. Most students attend one performance, but join the “Iron Band Member” club by participating in both the same day!

Outstanding Band Members will be recognized at each concert.  This is also when students can receive their trophies and certificates honoring their individual and collective achievements during the school year. More details TBA as we approach this performance.


Six Flags Over Texas Performance

Saturday, May 11

10:30 AM on the Carousel Stage at Six Flags

Celebrate the end of the year with a memorable performance at Six Flags Over Texas.  Perform for thousands of visitors to the park as they enter the main gate and hear all band members perform on stage! Following the performance, stay enjoy the park and your celebrity status all day long.


Band Camp at Lake Murray

June 16 – 21

Week-long stay away camp at Lake Murray Resort near Ardmore, OK.

June 16 – 3:00 PM Check-in

June 21 – 9:00 AM Camp Finale Performance

Band Camp is a great opportunity for young musicians to spend a week practicing and learning new music, participating in specialized master classes on each instrument, and studying basic and advanced music theory and history. Students can even learn a second instrument!  In addition to the musical opportunities at band camp, campers also participate in a wide range of recreational activities from swimming in beautiful Lake Murray, to horseback riding, frisbee-golf, fishing, paddle-boats, lake cruises to Tucker Tower, and more.  At the end of the week, all the bands perform for their parents, friends, and the local community.