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

For schools where in-person & hybrid instruction is available: 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.   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 start dates for 2021-2022 will depend on each school’s schedule. 


Saturday Band Enrichment

Dates & locations are tentative as of 7/28/21

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

 

Tuesday Evenings in Dallas 

Wednesday Evenings in Ft. Worth

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.

In person Honor Band meets at The Shelton School in Dallas and alternates between Nolan Catholic High School or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Keller and Ft. Worth.  


Richardson Christmas Parade

Music Learning has been a participant of the Richardson Christmas Parade since 1993.  Over 27 years, our students have enjoyed the experience of performing in the parade environment. We have safely performed with groups of more than 600 students. Our families have donated over thousands of toys to the Network of Community Ministries, and the bands have won countless First Place Division Awards, Spirit of Giving Awards, and even the Chairman’s Award.  Sadly, this tradition has come to an end.

New parade rules from the City of Richardson introduced this year preclude our ability to participate in the parade. This year the parade organizers added two specific rules that together restrict our ability for all our students to participate fully in the parade.  Despite our long relationship with the city, we were given no advanced notice of these new rules.  We only learned of these two new rules as we began the process of registering for the parade in early November. 

Our staff is quickly working to provide an alternate band activity during the day on Saturday, December 4.  Details will be released shortly.  Thank you for your understanding. 

Learn About the Parade


Dallas & Ft. Worth Area Christmas & Holiday Concerts

Saturday, December 11, 2021

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 tours

The 2022 Spring Concert Tour will feature a tour of Texas, with performances at NASA Space Center Houston, Moody Gardens, and visits to attractions along the Texas coast.  

Final itinerary and dates will be released shortly. All band members are eligible to attend this Spring Concert Tour with or without their family members. The trip is all inclusive with hotel accommodations, travel by chartered motorcoach, meals, attraction admission, and a souvenir t-shirt. 


Music Learning foundation performance at the AAC for the dallas stars

Wednesday, April 28, 2022

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 7, 2022

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 14, 2022

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.


Music Learning Band Camp

June 19 – 24, 2022

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.