Need Help Choosing An Instrument?
You and your student are welcome to meet with Mr. Rye in Edmond or Mr. Haas in Lawton to try out the many different musical instruments that are available. Once your student chooses an instrument, you will be faced with several decisions: New? Used? Rent? Lease? Purchase?
After the student has decided on an instrument, we can be of assistance in finding the right instrument for your student at the right price. We recommend the purchase of a good used instrument instead of purchasing a new one and can usually obtain very good instruments at great prices.
Oklahoma Homeschool Bands meet for rehearsal in twenty five locations spread across much of Oklahoma and North Texas.
OHB offers a variety of levels for your student. All bands rehearse once a week for 1 or 1 and 1/2 hours.
INTRODUCTION to MUSIC
Introduction To Music Is For The Younger Student. He Will Learn To Read Written Music And Count Rhythms. He Will Have Hands-on Experience With Fun Percussion Instruments And Learn The Recorder Whistle. This Class Prepares A Student For Beginning Band Or Orchestra. (Offered in Ardmore, Gainesville, and Sherman)
Beginning Band is for first year students with little or no instrumental experience in playing an instrument.
Beginning Strings is for first year students with little or no instrumental experience in playing a strings instrument.
Intermediate Band is the band for students with at least one year of instrumental experience, either band or private instruction.
Intermediate Band programs are offered at most of our locations.
Intermediate Strings is for students with at least one year experience playing a string instrument, either band or private instruction.
Advanced Band is for more experienced players. The music is high school level. Stduents should talk to their band director before enrolling in this level.
Advanced Techniques is a supplemental program for students participating in an advanced band program. Focus is on skill development and personal instrumental improvement. If enough students enroll in this class, we will prepare advanced ensemble music to be performed at concert. (Offered in Ardmore & Sherman)
Beginning Drumline: This line is for current beginning band percussion students. Beginning band and orchestra members are also welcome.
Intermediate Drumline: This line is for current intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2 percussion students. Beginning and intermediate band and orchestra students may enroll in intermediate or beginning drumline as their schedules allow.
Cost is $20/student/month payable to Mr. David Outon
Full Orchestra (Yukon)
Full Orchestra meets at out Yukon location. Strings may attend if at least one year of strings have been completed previously and are at least 10 years of age. Wind and Percussion by appointment only. Contact Mr. Brewer for an interview at email@example.com or (405) 210-6337. There is no extra fee for participants regardless of your Homeschool Band and Strings location.
Open by audition only, the Wind Ensemble is a small group of our most advanced players. Wind Ensemble is offered in Oklahoma City.
OKC Stage Band
The Stage Band is for saxophone, trumpet, trombone, trap set, key board, rhythm and bass guitars. Stage Band is offered in Oklahoma City. Stage Band is currently full for the 2017/2018 school year. Future vacancies will be filled by audition when space becomes available.
Stage Band has a $20 per family/per month extra fee.
OKC Strings with Dr. beth Sievers
Three programs of study are offered for students interested in playing violin, viola, cello, and bass in orchestra and private lessons. Contact Dr. Sievers directly to schedule private lessons.
This program has a different fee structure: $55/month per student for Group Classes, $100/month per student for Privates. Sibling discount available.
OKC Early Childhood Music
Pre-school Music - Through movement, games, gross motor & fine motor activities our youngest students ages 3 through 5 learn the basic fundamentals of how music works. Lessons will focus on rhythm, basic theory, rhyme, sequence & tempo.
Rhythm & Recorders - This class will focus on basic theory & rhythm studies with students age 6 through 8. Through the use of Recorder & rhythm instruments we will build a music foundation & prepare for performance opportunities. This class will require the purchase of a recorder. Recorders can be found locally for $8-$10.
OKC band tuition rates of $45/month for a single student and $60/month family rate apply. If you currently have students enrolled in OHSBS please contact the Melinda Shaffer for your discounted rate.
Homeschool Band Fees
$25 registration fee per student due at beginning of year
$50 for one student / $65 for Family
$55 for one student / $70 for Family
OKC Stage Band
Contemporary in Tulsa
OKC Orchestra with Dr. Sievers
If you find a good buy on a used instrument, or if you already have an instrument, We will be happy to check it out for you to make sure that it is usable.