Our program has been available to home school students since 2000, though we are no longer affiliated with Spring Arbor University.
We are operating under the umbrella of Jackson Area Home Educators, so parents must be members of JAHE in order for their student to participate in band or choir.
The students have an opportunity to perform in two concerts each year, one in December and one in May. We have a short performance during the Home School Presentation Night. We will also seek opportunities to use our abilities to be a blessing in the community, and we will encourage the students to serve the Lord in their churches.
Mrs. Michelle Castle has been the director of the band and choir since September of 2017. Mrs. Castle will continue to teach both choirs this year. Mrs. Allison Yeiter will be teaching the two bands this year. Mrs. Yeiter is a French hornist with many years of performance experience. With the addition of Mrs. Yeiter to the teaching staff, we will be able to offer more classes in less time. Two classes will run simultaneously to better serve our Home School families. The J.A.H.E. Board provides oversight and accountability for the program.
Meet the Director
Mrs. Michelle Castle
Mrs. Castle has been teaching music for over 25 years. She is a graduate of Maranatha Baptist University with a degree in Music, Sacred Emphasis. She and her husband were married in 1999, and have been serving the congregation at Pleasant Lake Baptist Church since then. God has blessed them with six children, whom are home schooled. Mrs. Castle has participated in band, choir, ensemble and solo performance since the age of seven. She currently teaches private piano, voice, violin and flute lessons and is very involved with music at her church.