MTC Rock Band Performance Class Policies

Class Description and Performances

Rock Performance is a challenging, skill-building, and social experience. Classes meet weekly for 8 weeks, then perform in two concerts – MTC Ensemble Night and World Café Live.

Students are placed into bands by their teachers at MTC based on age, skill level, and musical interests.

Each band performs in TWO concerts: At MTC’s Ensemble Night and at Philadelphia’s premier venue World Cafe Live. The band performs up to three songs at Ensemble Night and one selected song at the World Café Live school-wide concert.

Admission Requirements

Students must be enrolled in private lessons at Music Training Center during the 8 week season to ensure that the student learns all of their song performance assignments. 

Students must practice at home, arrive prepared for each rehearsal, keep their instruments tuned and in well-maintained condition, and exhibit mature and respectful behavior at all times.

Instrumentation

Each class is limited to a maximum of 3 guitarists, 1 bassist, 1 keyboardist, 1 lead singer, and 1 drummer. Any band member may sing backup vocals on songs that have multiple vocal parts.

Hearing Protection Policy

Students are required to own a pair of Hearos High Fidelity earplugs and wear them at every rehearsal (available at MTC’s front desk for $14.95). If the student arrives without earplugs they will be required to purchase a replacement set of earplugs in order to participate in the rehearsal.

Attendance and Behavior

On-time attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances. Students who repeatedly miss rehearsals, arrive late, do not practice, engage in unacceptable behavior towards staff, students, or guests of Music Training Center may have their parts reduced or may be dismissed from the class without refund.

Lyric Policy

MTC’s Lyric policy prohibits songs that contain explicit reference to violence, hate, discrimination, sexual topics, drugs, and other topics that in MTC’s sole discretion are inappropriate for students.

Schedules and Registration

Read all policies above before registering. 

Rock Band Classes – Policies