Band Program

Lafitte Jazz Band (10+)

Requirements: at least one year of study in your instrument. 

Learn how to:

  • Play through a 12 bar blues
  • Embellishing and improvising in a 12 bar blues
  • Learning how to play over a II-V-I progression
  • Learning how to cue each other
  • Dynamic control
  • Read Jazz charts
  • Basic Improvisation skills
Four band students playing music together

Young band program (7-11)

Requirements: at least one year of study in your instrument.  

Join your first band with any instrument — for beginner levels.

  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Guitar
  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Wind instrument

All students have the opportunity to perform monthly at our performance club (not mandatory).

Teen band program (12-15)

Requirements: at least one year of study in your instrument.

Learn how to play and perform in a band.  In this program you’ll learn:

  • How to be a band leader
  • How to arrange a practice and set list
  • Learn how to cue each other
  • How to write your own chart

… and all while play and discover diverse music styles!  Open to Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocal, Keyboards, and Wind instruments.