River City Brass launched the RCB School of Brass in February 2018 for Mini Kids (Grades K-3), Junior Brass Band (grades 4-7), and Youth Brass Band (grades 7-12) in a diverse, low-income school district that is financially strapped. Many of the students who wish to enroll in the school either do not own instruments, but have the desire to learn, or their current instruments are dilapidated.

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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 High School (Band Room). 

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

·         Instrument required (See below for rental information)

Two public concerts per semester


THE RIVER CITY YOUTH BRASS BAND SESSION WILL PROVIDE ADVANCED

INSTRUCTION TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 7 - 12

9:00 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

·         Instrument required (See below for rental information)

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 September 2018

Tuition is waived for students enrolled in the Penn Hills School District.


FOR INFORMATION ON INSTRUMENT RENTALS, PLEASE VISIT:

 

Western PA Center For The Arts-Verona
300 James Street Verona PA
724-822-4461

or

 

RCB School of Brass Timeline and Calendar

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