Let us help you start a band program at your school!
Schmitt Music and Strike Up The Band will work in partnership with you to create a quality instrumental music program for your private, parochial or home school students. Schmitt Music began the Strike Up The Band program in 1965 to bring music to children in private and parochial schools where a full-time band director was not feasible.
In 1992 the program expanded to help home school families allow their children to participate in group music. Let us help give your children the experience of learning to play a band or orchestra instrument. Weekly group lessons, weekly rehearsals and concert performances provide the group music experience so important to every child's complete education!
We also offer learning opportunities for those interested in piano, guitar, voice and more. Learn more about lessons at Schmitt Music.
Parents, director, school and Schmitt Music all play an important part in providing the Strike Up The Band experience for children!SCHMITT MUSIC
- Interview, train, place, schedule and supervise the director.
- Bill the monthly tuition to participating families.
- Assist in recruitment of students and development of program.
- Provide music stands, band performance music, and necessary background instruments.
- Provide consistent space for lessons and rehearsals.
- Provide storage for equipment.
- Provide a weekly time in students' schedules for participation in lessons and rehearsals.
- Provide staff support for the Strike Up The Band teacher.
- Schedule the students for weekly group lessons and rehearsals.
- Prepare the students for group and festival performances using the SUTB curriculum.
- Communicate effectively with teachers, students, school staff and administration.
- Prepare quarterly student progress reports.
- Supply your child with an instrument lesson book and accessories needed to begin.
- Ensure your child's instrument is in good playing condition.
- Pay the monthly tuition to Schmitt Music.
- Support your child by providing a comfortable place to practice, and being an attentive, appreciative audience.
Mail: Education Department, Schmitt Music, 2400 Freeway Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430-1799