Registration is now open

TAHB Registration for Fall 2020 is now open to all students, from anywhere in Washington, who meet the requirements for our classes!

To check the requirements, read our Class Descriptions on the Program & Class Info Tab.

Click the Registration tab in the menu to register.

Please send an email if you have any questions.

Washington State Virtual Homeschool Band and Music Program

This year, due to the Covid situation, TAHB expects to be a virtual music school for as long as it takes for things to be safe for us to meet. Because of this, we have some exciting news! We are opening enrollment to students all over Washington! Even if you are new to homeschooling or are enrolled in a virtual public school but still need to get your music needs met, you are welcome at TAHB!

Fall Registration August 29

Fall 2019 Registration will be August 29 at St. John’s Lutheran Church (8602 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood, WA 98499).

Returning Student Registration begins at 10am. Parent Orientation (for both new & returning families) will begin at 11:30am. New student registration will begin immediately after the meeting.

Be sure to have the $40 per student registration fee in check or cash (exact change, please). Bring your completed registration forms. These will be available on our website approximately 1 week before registration.

Ted Brown Music will be on-site for book sales and instrument rentals. Please contact the store ahead (ask for Pat) to request specific instruments to be certain they have one available if you wish to secure a rental that day.

New Classes!!! Violin, Ukulele, Music Theory, and new Choirs

The schedule and calendar for 2019-2020 is now available at www.thetahb.org/documents/. We are excited to be adding new classes. We welcome Alexis Rouse to our teaching team. Alexis will be teaching Violin 1. We also will be adding a class in Ukulele for ages 7-9, and our choirs have been expanded to included a junior choir, concert choir and an advanced choir. Please see our detailed class descriptions on the Documents page for details, and the schedule document as well for class times. We have also released the Calendar for the entire school year.

TAHB Open House- June 6, 12-2PM

TAHB is pleased to announced our Open House to kick off our plans for the 2019-2020 school year! We will be introducing our teachers and announcing our schedule for next year, which we are excited to announce will include BEGINNING VIOLIN!!! All prospective families are welcome to come and watch classes, meet teachers and board members, and ask questions. Ted Brown Music will be on-site to have the musical instrument “petting zoo” and discuss instrument rentals. (Please note fall registration will be on August 29. No registrations will be processed at Open House).

Spring 2019 Registration & Orientation

January 31: Spring Registration will run all TAHB day from 9:45-2:45. New students can register and continuing students will update registration. The $40 semester fee to TAHB is collected at this time. There will be a MANDATORY orientation meeting for both NEW and RETURNING students at 11:30am. We will go over program rules, calendar and answer all your questions at this time! Remember, you can always try out a free class before registering, so please come out January 10, 17, or 24 to try classes before registration!

Fall Registration – Update

AUGUST 30 @ ST JOHN’S LUTHERAN, 8602 BRIDGEPORT WAY SW, LAKEWOOD

Registration for Returning Students: 9:30-10:30.
Registration for New Students: 10:30-Noon.
(Returning students may register with new students, but are encouraged to come during the first hour as some classes may fill. Guitar and General Music classes have maximum enrollment caps.)

Please bring: Registration Forms (all 3 pages) and your Registration fee of $40 per child (max $160 per family per semester). Checks made out to TAHB or exact change cash are both accepted.

Ted Brown Music will be present to complete rentals with interested students. They will have the instruments with them that day to take home with you if you complete the contract on site.

*****FALL REGISTRATION***** AUGUST 30, 2018

Registration for Returning Students: 9:30-10:30.
Registration for New Students: 10:30-Noon.
(Returning students may register with new students, but are encouraged to come during the first hour as some classes may fill. Guitar and General Music classes have maximum enrollment caps.)

Please bring: Registration Forms and your Registration fee of $40 per child (max $160 per family per semester). Checks made out to TAHB or exact change cash are both accepted.

Ted Brown Music will be present to complete rentals with interested students. They will have the instruments with them that day to take home with you if you complete the contract on site.

MUSIC PROGRAM BASIC INFO

The Tacoma Area Homeschool Band is in session for the 2017-18 school year.

We have Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Guitar class (level 1 & 2), Choir and General Music (age 4-9).

Fees: $40 per student per semester Band fee (twice yearly, to cover rent, insurance, supplies) and then $25/mo for the first student and $20/mo for additional siblings instructional fee (paid directly to the musical director/guitar teacher).

You will be required to bring a music stand, 2 required books and your instrument (owned or rented) to rehearsals.

Approximate age range will be 5th through 12th grade (4th grade with director approval). NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

Suggested instruments for beginners: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone horn, or bell kit. Drums is also an option. Guitar and bass guitar will be taught concurrently as a separate class. Other instruments can join with prior experience.

For rentals and book purchases (titles available in July), we recommend Music & Arts in the Lakewood Towne Center, or other locations of that chain.

OPEN House: Band, Choir, Guitar and Elementary Music

Thursday, June 21 at 9 AM – 12 PM

Come find out about our music programs!!!
From 9am – 10am there will be a general information session with an “instrument petting zoo” where kids can come and try out sample instruments provided by a local music store. (Rental information available as well).
At this time, board members will give out basic information on our programs and answer any questions.

10am – 12 noon there will be sample classes that can be either observed or participated in.
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10am – 12 noon -Band (observed)
10am – 12 noon -Guitar classes (observed)
10am – 11am -General music (participation encouraged, ages 4-9)
11am – 12 noon -Choir (participation encouraged, ages 9 and up)

The TAHB is located at:
St. John’s Lutheran Church (ELCA), Lakewood, WA
8602 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499

TRY BAND FOR FREE

TRY BAND FOR FREE: Now that band is off to a great start, still not sure if you want to join? No problem. Come down any Thursday from 10-12, bring your instrument, and join class. First class trial will be FREE, no band fee, no teacher fee, no book to buy, so you can decide if band is right for you! It’s that easy. Band is for 5th through 12th grade, with a minimum age of 9. Contact Emilie Greenwell if you have any questions!!

Absences

Please keep us posted if you won’t be in to practice.  We have recorded about 10 absences so far and one late out of our 29 kids.

If your kids are sick, just let us know.  You can post it on our Facebook group!  (Tacoma Area Homeschool Band)

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Summer BBQ

St. John’s Lutheran Church (ELCA), Lakewood, WA
8602 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499

July 7th, 2016, 12 PM – 3 PM.

We are so excited to meet our future band members on Thursday. If you are coming, please keep your RSVP current, and if you can comment on our Facebook group with how many family members will be attending, that would be helpful for us to plan how much food to bring. And if you want to bring a side or dessert to share, that will be awesome.

Facebook Group