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 sixteen locations spread across much of the State of Oklahoma.
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)
Open by audition only, the Wind Ensemble is a small group of our most advanced players. Wind Ensemble is offered in Oklahoma City.
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 2016/2017 school year. Future vacancies will be filled by audition when space becomes available.
Stage Band has a $20 per family/per month extra fee.
Strings with Dr. beth Sievers
Three programs of study are offered for students interested in playing violin, viola, cello, and bass. Contact Dr. Sievers with questions about our strings program.
This program has a different fee structure: Orchestra Group classes are $40 per month. Tuition is reduced to $20 per month when the student is enrolled in weekly private lessons.
Homeschool Band Fees
$20 registration fee per student due at beginning of year
$45 for one student / $60 for Family
OKC Stage Band
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.