Frequently Asked Questions

We're excited that you have chosen to become part of the TrueNote Band Program. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers about our band programs.

What instruments are in the Jazz Ensemble?
Where does the groups meet?
When do the groups meet?
How do I join?
What do students need to do to succeed in band?
What do parents need to do to help their child success in band?


What instruments are in the Jazz Ensemble?
Alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drum set, piano, bass guitar, and electric guitar.

Where does the band meet?
We meet at Forest Hills Baptist Church, Directions here

When do the bands meet?

NoteBuilders Band Beginning
Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
BlueNote Jazz Advanced
Tuesday, 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.


How do I join?
Go to Application Form for details.

What do students need to do to succeed in band?

  • Bring your instrument, supplies, and music to band every class.
  • Practice your instrument at home for thirty (30) minutes each day at least five (5) days a week.
  • Be patient. You will not sound like a professional at first. Practicing each day will help you sound good (soon) and feel good about playing your instrument.

What do parents need to do to help their child succeed in band?

  • Acquire an instrument, maintenance and cleaning supplies. Obtain the method book (during orientation) and a music stand to use at home to practice.
  • Establish daily practice times and places. The method book has a place in the back where you should record your practices. The director will check your record weekly.
  • Encourage your child to play for you as often as possible. Also have them perform whenever and wherever possible. Can they perform church hymns at your church? what other opportunities can be found?


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Learning an instrument and playing with a band is one of the most exciting activities of which you can be a part! Better than that- it is a skill that will stay with students through adulthood. And students, the longer you stick with it, the more fun you will have. We look forward to hearing you in band!!!!