Pop & Rock Ensembles

We want you to join together with the band.

One is certainly welcome to stay at home and play along with itunes or learn a song from someone on youtube, BUT the authentic experience of music is the communal exchange of playing with others. The ensemble program here at the Old Town School provides that social reward. Whether you select a specific artist or genre you will embellish your personal song-bag while improving your expression and making new friends.

To get the most out of our ensemble classes you'll need to be able to play your instrument at an intermediate level. For folks who have taken our core guitar programs - you'll fit right in most ensembles once you've taken Guitar 3. After that, the sky is the limit.

Drummers are encouraged to bring their own cymbals and snare. Vocalists are encouraged to bring their own microphone and microphone stand. Electric guitar players are to bring a small, 10 Watt practice amp. Banjo players are encouraged to bring tuners.

Many ensemble classes conclude with a public performance either in the confines of the School or at a local venue. Please be advised if an ensemble choses to perform it will generally happen the last weekend of the class or the following week

Soul Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Alton Smith or Bill Brickey

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($202 members)

Join one of the longest running ensembles celebrating this American music form.

Sub Pop Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Shelley Miller

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Come as you are and leave better than ever.

‘90s Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Whatever, dude. East Village, East London, Eastern Europe, East Building.

New Americana Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Alton Smith

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Hey Ho and all points in between

MTV Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Remember when it stood for music television? You want your MTV? Well we got ii -

Athens GA Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Shelley Miller

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Take a one-way ticket to the 40 Watt Club and play songs by your favorite Athens artists

Fleetwood Mac Ensemble

Intermediate

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80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Honky Tonk Angels

Intermediate

There are no classes scheduled right now. Please check back.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

B-52s Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($202 members)

Band Coaching Adult

Intermediate

Saturday with Bob Goins

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Beatles Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Deep cuts and favorites from from John, Paul, et al.

Beatles for Beginners

Intermediate

Thursday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

The music of the Fab Four simplified for those who have only played a short while.

Daytime Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Friday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Good daytime -sunshine

Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tom Ryan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Session 1 & 2 The White Album

Bloodshot Records Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Shelley Miller

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Home to a number of notable country, punk, Americana and singer/songwriter artists from around the country,

Brass Class: Mardi Gras Music

Intermediate

Wednesday with Evan Jacobson or Anna Jacobson

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Merge Records Ensemble

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Classic Album Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Session 2 Stevie Wonder 'Innervisions'

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday or Saturday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

You call the tune; we'll learn the tune.

The Two Johnnies Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Ed Holstein

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

We're talking John Prine and Johnny Cash.

Modern Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($196 members)

Come explore your 21st century inner twang.

Eagles Ensemble

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Eclectic Electric Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Steve Doyle or Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($202 members)

We can take this bus anywhere you want.

Ensemble Basics

Intermediate

Tuesday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Get your act together before joining an ensemble or group.

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements and more.

Grateful Dead Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Come join Uncle Steve's band

Here and Now Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Randy Morris or Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($202 members)

Just what it says, contemporary music.

Jazz Ensemble: Learning Standards

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Kiss Ensemble

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Latin Grooves and Roots Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Manny Bances

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Add some spicy flavorings to whatever style you play: Jamming with Latin Roots music and contemporary funky fusions.

Lunar Ensemble: Buffalo Springfield

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Session 2: ”Deja Vu” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Nick Cave Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Come learn and perform this dark genius' scary, funny, beautiful, desperate tunes

Pink Floyd Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Poets of Pop Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

We're paying attention to both lyrics and groove.

Pop Divas Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

A room full of stars. Join the constellation.

Punk Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Shelley Miller

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

gabba gabba hey Session 1: 21st Century Artists

Rock & Soul Revue! Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Immerse yourself into the groove-driven music of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s.

Reggae Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Gregg Ostrom

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Come get you some ska, rocksteady, roots reggae, and dancehall from the great nation of Jamaica.

Rockabilly Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Join this rootsy band comprised of a combination of R&B mixed with country influences.

UFO & Scorpions Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

We can't live without you in the band!

Songs By Women Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Paula McKernan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Come together to celebrate popular music by women from all eras.