Auditions for the FALL 2019-2020 bands will be held the week of August 12-16th by appt only. Registration open this summer.
If you would like to be considered for a band, please e-mail Mark Boyce directly to set up an audition at Mark@musicpillars.com
Why be in a Rock band?
positive peer pressure!
It is human nature to rise to the occasion when we know others are counting on us. Each band member will have an essential musical role to play for their band mates. And being an essential part of a team creates positive peer pressure to learn your part so that you contribute to your bands success!
The performance experience makes it a party for everyone
When a student can have a learning experience in an environment that is fun and engaging for them and their families, the positive and fun experience at these performance venues helps to make band members a star for the day! Parents have fun, students have fun, and they also contribute to the fun through their musical performance.
Some of the venues that we have performed at are:
Knotts Berry Farm
Hard Rock Cafe
Old Poway Park
Christmas Card Lane, and
Increase musicianship by learning a new instrument
All students eventually go through some mental fatigue as they learn an instrument. Joining a rock band can help change the experience and break students out of their normal practice/lesson routine that is desperately needed at various times in a student's musical journey.
Learning stage presence, a valuable life skill
There are many benefits when a student joins and play in one of our Rock Bands. Many of the benefits extend far beyond the musical part of it all. The ability to not just be on stage, but to become comfortable enough on stage that you can entertain and engage with the audience is one of the goals that we have for all bands by the end of the season. To learn how to get past the mechanical part of the music, memorize your parts, and then perform and entertain the audience on stage. Sounds easy but it is actually quite difficult and takes time for the members to gain confidence in themselves and their band mates. It also requires that the music is well-learned so that they can reach past the mechanical part of playing the music and instead really "share" with the audience. Of course, this skill is not just an important musical one to learn, but also a valuable one for life! To be able to be in front of others and be confident and comfortable when speaking or presenting is essential. And our Rock Bands really help accelerate this public-presentation skill for the children/teens in a band.