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School of Brass

The RCB School of Brass, a new two-semester extracurricular program, was designed by River City Brass in partnership with the Penn Hills School District, to enhance the musicianship of students in pre-collegiate education. 

 

 

The RCB School of Brass programs will take place on Saturdays, located at Penn Hills School District High School

Address: 309 Collins Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15235.

 

River City Youth Brass BanD

The River City Youth Brass Band, founded in 1986, has offered brass and percussion players from Western Pennsylvania, grades 7 through 12, valuable musicianship by playing quality music at a very high level. Between forty and sixty of Western Pennsylvania's most talented young brass and percussion players have participated in the River City Youth Brass Band program each semester, and well over one thousand musicians have come through the program in its thirty-one year history. Listen to some of the RCYBB's recordings here.

The exciting new effort of the RCB School of Brass affirms River City Brass' commitment to its educational mission by offering three sessions: Mini Kids, Junior Brass Band, and Youth Brass Band


THE MINI KIDS SESSION WILL ENGAGE STUDENTS IN GRADES K - 3

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

LESSON CONTENT

Musical Early Learning:

·  Music movement and keyboard skills

·  Singing, music theory, and playing recorders

Introduction to mini-brass:

·  cornet/trumpet      ·  alto horns      ·  baritone

One annual public concert

THE JUNIOR BRASS BAND SESSION WILL SERVE STUDENTS IN GRADES 4 - 7

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LESSON CONTENT

Musical Junior Learning:

·         Music theory and group instrumental lessons for cornet/trumpet, horn, low brass and percussion.

·         Full ensemble rehearsals

Two public concerts per semester


THE RIVER CITY YOUTH BRASS BAND SESSION WILL PROVIDE ADVANCED

INSTRUCTION TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 7 - 12

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LESSON CONTENT

Musical Advanced Learning:

·         Group instrumental lessons for cornet/trumpet, horn, low brass, and percussion

·         Sectional rehearsals

·         Full ensemble rehearsals

Two public concerts per semester

Students in the Mini Kids and Junior Brass sessions may advance to the next level before the culminating grade if their skill set justifies promotion.


Register Today for Classes Beginning February 2018

Tuition is waived for students enrolled in Pittsburgh Public Schools and Penn Hills School District.


RCB School of Brass Timeline and Calendar

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