See below for a list of key dates for our 2019-2020 programs
Showcases: Save these Dates!
Fall Band Showcase ’20
Spring Band Showcase ’20
*Due to the number of bands, there will be two showcase events at the end of the spring semester. Please note that you will be notified about which bands are asked to play on Friday night vs Saturday afternoon.
• Friday, June 5, 7-9pm at The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St.
• Saturday, June 6, 12:30-5pm at Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St.
Program Dates (2019-2020)
Sep. 16: First day of Band Coaching, Fall Semester
Dec. 12: Last day of Band Coaching
Jan. 6: First day of Band Coaching, Winter/Spring Semester
February Break Camp – TBA
Spring Break Camp Week 1 – TBA
Spring Break Camp Week 2 – TBA
June 6: Last day of Band Coaching, Winter/Spring Semester
(No Band Rehearsals, check with teachers for private lesson scheduling):
Sep. 30-Oct. 1: Rosh Hashanah
Oct. 14: Columbus Day
Nov. 27-29: Thanksgiving Break
Jan. 20: MLK Day
Feb. 17-18: Presidents’ Day
Apr. 10: Passover First Night / Good Friday
May 25: Memorial Day
Schedule and Make-Up Policies
Fall Semester, 2019 – Sep. 16 – Dec. 13
Discovering Rock & Band Coaching: 12 band sessions.
Due to Monday holidays, Monday bands will need to schedule a makeup session before the showcase, or can rehearse on Monday, December, 16.
Other make-up sessions for unforeseen cancellations during week of December 16-20.
Winter/Spring Semester, 2020 – Jan. 6 – June 6
Band Coaching: 20 band sessions • Discovering Rock: 18 band sessions
With the exception of Monday bands, the semester includes 2 or 3 missed weeks (depending on day of week) to accommodate school breaks.
Holiday Make-Up Policy
Due to Monday holidays, Monday bands will need to re-schedule any missed weeks due to school breaks. These make-ups are generally offered on Sundays, and must be scheduled with the Band Coach.
We stay open during both public school and private school breaks, except for major holidays.
General Make-Up Policy
If more than half of the members of a band are unable to make a rehearsal, and we are given at least 48 hours notice, we will do our best to reschedule the rehearsal. While we do our best to accommodate every group and individual schedule, we cannot guarantee make-ups.