Ensembles

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Ensembles

Playing in a group is an exciting part of our program.Our ensemble classes are meant for students who are motivated by group involvement or just enjoy working as part of a team.

Ensembles are for students who know the basics of playing their instrument, who are ready to advance, and who are interested in learning how to perform in an authentic rock show environment.

The social interaction helps students stay motivated and challenged in a supportive, friendly environment. In addition to learning how to master their instrument, students will also develop their skills in musicianship, stage performance, harmonies, etc.

Each class is a 90 minute session and runs for 10 weeks. The classroom is set up as a band workshop with all the necessary equipment (drums, keyboard, amps, microphones, stands, etc.) provided. Guitar students need to bring his or her own guitar to the class each week. A typical class consists of a vocalist, 1 or 2 lead guitars, a bass guitar, keyboard player, and a drummer – however, other instruments are welcome.

Our ensembles rock the house!Junior high students, high school students and adults can register to participate. Musical Expressions teachers are in charge of the ensemble program and auditions are required for non-Musical Expressions students.

Class size is limited so each student receives the personalized attention necessary to develop a cohesive, hard rocking, professional-sounding band.

We are the oldest rock band program in Naperville! Our inaugural performance was Nov. 25, 2002 at the Caberet Bar and Grill in Naperville. Previous Ensembles have held their final performances at the famous Fitzgerald’s in Berwyn, Synergy, The Back Door in West Chicago, and Bally Doyles’ in Downers Grove.

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Every Performance Rocks the House!

Junior High Ensemble

This is for young aspiring musicians ages 10-13 who want to experience playing music with others in a small band setting. This band can include a vocalist, 2 guitarists, a bass player, a drummer and other assorted instruments. Styles include Rock and Blues.

Saturday or Sunday afternoons; 90 minutes for 10 weeks (call 630-355-1110 for more information).

Check out this video from Junior High Ensemble “Duck Machine,” performing Gold on the Ceiling!


High School Ensemble

This class is for young adults age 15-18 who have musical training and want to focus on more advanced concepts such as stage presence and dynamics. The band can consist of a vocalist, 2 guitarists, a bass player, and a drummer. Other instruments will also be considered. Styles include Rock, Blues, and Funk.

Saturday or Sunday afternoons; 90 minutes for 10 weeks (call 630-355-1110 for more information).

Check out this video from High School Ensemble “Vote for Pedro,” performing Ain’t It Fun!


Adult Ensemble

This is for aspiring musicians ages 19 and up who have musical training and want to play with other local musicians in a relaxed but focused environment. The band normally consists of a vocalist, 2 guitarists, a bass player, and a drummer. Other instruments will also be considered. Styles include Rock, Blues, Funk, and others.

Saturday or Sunday afternoons; 90 minutes for 10 weeks (call 630-355-1110 for more information).

Check out this video from Adult Ensemble “Beasts, Angels and Madmen,” performing Going Down!

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Like what you see? Call us at 630-355-1110 to learn how to participate in our Ensembles program. You can also send us a message through our site.