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.  **Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, students will not be able to try any wind blown instruments.  

For schools where in-person instruction is not yet available: The band directors will present a live webinar of our “Your First Day of Band” presentation showcasing each of the instruments, history, and role of the instrument in the band.  Band directors will also answer any student and parent questions and schedule you for a telepresence band parent & instrument rental information meeting.

 

Band start dates for 2020-2021 will depend on each school’s schedule. For Distance Learning only students, classes will begin the week of September 14


Saturday Band Enrichment

Select Saturdays Tentatively Beginning September 19, 2020

**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and based on current local, state, and national guidance, Live In-Person Saturday Band classes are all tentative.  We reserve the right to reschedule in-person Saturday Band Classes with Live, Interactive Telepresence Sessions or other yet to be announced alternatives.**

In-Person Saturday Band will meet in Dallas or Ft. Worth / Arlington / Keller – 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

Tentatively Beginning September 22 & 23

**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and based on current local, state, and national guidance, Live In-Person Honor Band classes are all tentative.  We reserve the right to reschedule in-person Honor Band Classes with Live, Interactive Telepresence Sessions or other yet to be announced alternatives.**

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.


Richardson Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 5, 2020

**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and based on current local, state, and national guidance, our participation in the Richardson Christmas Parade is tentative.  **

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 12

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.

**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and based on current local, state, and national guidance, these concerts are currently tentative and subject to change.  **


Music Learning Foundation spring concert tours

Traditionally students and families have the option to attend a Spring Concert Performance Tour during their spring break. 

At this time, we are exploring opportunities for the 2021 Spring Concert Tour and will announce more information as it becomes available. We plan to announce the Spring Tour details in late October, 2021.

. Tours in the past have included performances in Memphis, TN; Galveston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Keystone, CO; and Crested Butte, CO. 


Music Learning foundation performance at the AAC for the dallas stars

Date TBA

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.

More information about this performance will be available when the NHL announces their 2020-2021 Season.


Dallas & Ft. Worth Area Spring Concerts & Award Presentation

Saturday, May 1, 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 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.

**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and based on current local, state, and national guidance, these concerts are currently tentative and subject to change.  **


Six Flags Over Texas Performance

Saturday, May 8, 2021

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.

 

**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and based on current local, state, and national guidance, the Six Flags performance is tentative. We are hopeful that this event can continue safely in May, 2021!


Band Camp at Lake Murray

June 20 – 25, 2021

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

June 20 – 3:00 PM Check-in

June 25 – 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.

 

At this time, Band Camp 2021 is planned and we are preparing for a safe and fun camp!