Frequently asked questions
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Students 4th - 12th Grades may participate.
Parents must be members of J.A.H.E., just like PIONEERS and Young Explorers, J.A.H.E. provides our insurance and organizational oversight. We can help with registration for J.A.H.E.
All levels of musical experience are welcome!
WHAT CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE?
Choir class for grades 4-12.
Beginning (Level 1) and Intermediate (Level 2) band classes are available for 4th-12th grades.
Classes will include ear training, theory and music appreciation.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE AND WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?
~Late registration is due by January 17th and will be $55 for the Fall Semester. This is a per semester price.
~This cost includes both choir and band for one semester.
~If students choose to be in choir only, the tuition is $40 for September registration.
~ Books/music for band will be provided (borrowed).
~ Choir music will be provided.
~ Each band member should have their own portable music stand and need to carry it with them each week. (These stands are lightweight and inexpensive and fold neatly to slip into a music bag.)
~ PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR INSTRUMENT PURCHASE OR RENTAL. ALSO, REEDS, OILS ETC...
~ Limited instrument rentals available through the band for 15-30$ per semester. Please ask for details.
(You may contact the music store of your choice to inquire about rental programs and prices, or you may speak to the director if you would like advise or assistance purchasing a suitable instrument.)
~ Performances in 2 formal choir/band concerts, with receptions.
~ Community performance at an area senior's home (a goal for this year).
~ Solo, and ensemble performance opportunities at JAHE Presentation Night at the end of the school year.
WHERE ARE THE CLASSES HELD?
New Living Christian Church
1000 Blackman Rd.
*see map below
WHEN DO THE CLASSES TAKE PLACE?
Classes take place every Thursday during the school year, except holidays.
CLASSES TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAYS*
2:00-2:45 Level 1 Band
3:45-4:30 Level 2 Band
Please make every effort to be punctual and prepared for weekly rehearsal.
Each band student should have their instrument set to play and be in their seat by class start time.
Private instrument or voice lessons are optional and scheduled by each family.
*No classes Thanksgiving day, Winter break is 4 weeks, the Thursday before Easter is off for Spring Break.
*Snow days will be texted and emailed by noon of the day in question.
HOW DO WE COMMUNICATE?
MONTHLY ASSIGNMENT SHEETS
At the beginning of each month, each student will receive an assignment sheet laying out what will be covered in each class and what they are to practice for the week. Announcements are included in bold and or starred**, so please look at your student's sheet.
WHAT'S NEW TAB
CHECK THE "WHAT'S NEW" TAB ON THIS WEBSITE FOR THE UPCOMING EVENTS AND IMPORTANT NOTIFICATIONS.
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE EMAILED AND BE ON FACEBOOK.
URGENT NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE EMAILED, POSTED ON FACEBOOK, AND TEXTED.
COMMUNICATION WILL BE MADE WEEKLY THROUGH OUR FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE LINKING YOUR FACEBOOK NOTIFICATIONS TO YOUR EMAIL, SEE A BOARD MEMBER.
IF YOU DO NOT USE FACEBOOK, LET A BOARD MEMBER KNOW SO WE CAN EMAIL OR TEXT YOU WITH UPDATES.
THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET A HOLD OF THE DIRECTOR IS THROUGH TEXTING.
*Weekly classes meeting at New Living Christian Church, 1000 Blackman Rd. Jackson, MI