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"Studying music and the arts elevates children's education, expands students' horizons, and teaches them to appreciate the wonder of life."

- Richard W. Riley




"Great music embodies
man's highest experiences, his deepest emotions, and his spiritual aspirations. It
has been called
a universal

- Karen Andreola

Welcome to TrueNote Bands, an exciting new program of bands for a superior music education outside the traditional public school setting. We provide weekly instruction for beginning, intermediate, and advanced musicians in the central North Carolina area. To complete their band experience, students have performances and can participate in competitions throughout the year. TrueNote invites your child to learn an instrument while performing in our outstanding ensembles.

TrueNote Band members include:


  • Public school students, students unable to start in sixth grade, students with block scheduling conflicts, personal elective
  • Charter school students
  • Private school students
  • Homeschool students
  • Students starting another instrument

Chris Branam, Director of Bands, is an award-winning director with 18 years of experience working with student bands. Chris motivates students to maximize their musical potential while instilling discipline, respect, and creativity into students' music education. (Click here to find out more about Chris and his staff.)

NoteBuilders - Beginning Band
BlueNote Jazz Ensemble - Advanced Jazz Band

See the schedule of performances and class breaks.

Tour the web site, and if you need any additional information, contact Chris Branam by email at or by phone at (919) 414-8844.

We look forward to being part of your child's music education!