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Music and Entertainment Education

Beyond the Bell's strong commitment to music and the performing arts can be seen in our array of performance groups, master classes and events created to support students, teachers and schools by providing additional resources and opportunities.

Music and Entertainment Education

New Brochure about Music and Entertainment Education!

All District Honor Marching Band

    

The All District Honor Marching Band has been representing the LAUSD in the Tournament of Roses Parade for over 40 years. The 350 member brass and percussion ensemble was created to give all LAUSD students, not just one school, the opportunity to perform on a global stage. The group has also performed at many other high profile events such as the Super Bowl, the World Series, various Inaugurations, the Olympic Ceremonies and the Coca-Cola Centennial Celebration.

 Musicians, Drum Majors, Dancers and Flag Carriers are invited each year to form the ensemble. Participants dedicate over 150 hours and their entire winter break to practice and condition themselves for the 6 ½ mile parade view by millions all over the world.

 During the “All City” season, students are given specialized instruction to teach and improve their music theory, musicianship and instrumental techniques. With a staff of highly qualified music teachers, instructors and professionals, students are not only given a quality music education, they are given an experience that will last a lifetime.

 UPCOMING DATES:

September 20th, 2014 – Auditions @ El Sereno Middle School @ 9am

October 1st – Start of the Season (1st Rehearsal)

Annual Band and Drill Team Tournament

 

                                                            

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the LAUSD Band and Drill Team Championships. The event was designed to provide an avenue for LAUSD high school and drills to exhibit their yearly field show that includes music, dance and pageantry. Held at the beautiful East Los Angeles Community College athletics stadium and judged by the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA), 35 high school marching bands and auxiliary units compete in 6 divisions over the course of the day.

This year, the event will be held on December 6th, 2014 at East Los Angeles College from 10am to 8pm.

More information will be posted on our Band and Drill Team Facebook page

Jazz Big Band

                                                                   

The ensemble was created in the Spring of 2010 to represent the Los Angeles School District, its students, and teachers in the Annual Playboy Jazz Festival held at the Hollywood Bowl. The ensemble has also performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival Press Release Event, The Centreal Avenue Jazz Festival, and various district events. 

Student audition for limited chairs in the ensemble. Students are recommended by their home school program teachers. The instrumentation of the group consist of, but not limited to, Alto and Tenor Saxophones, Trombones, Trumpets, Drum Set, Bass (electric and/or acoustic), guitar and Vocals.

Beyond the Bell Music and Entertainment Education in partnership with KJZZ, and the Jazz Educator's Network presented Los Angeles' first Jazz Flash Mob at Union Station on April 30th, 2014, International Jazz Day. Over 50 student and professional musicians, such as Ndugu Chancler, fill the halls of the station with Kenny Burrell's Chitlins Con Carne.

    

 

For more information, please contact us at info@laallcityband.com.

After-School Music Programs

             

Beyond the Bell Music and Entertainment Education believes in the importance and benefits of music education at an early age. Students grades 3 - 8 are offered the opportunity to learn music theory and musicianship while learning how to play an instruments. New students are able to learn Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Violin or Percussion while more advanced students are also given the opportunity to play Saxophone, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Viola, Cell and Double Bass. 

The program is free of charge to all LAUSD students, grades 3 - 8. Classes normally start on the third week of each Fall and Spring semester and enrollment  is open during the first two weeks of classes. All student are issued an instrument for class and home use. 

For more information, please contact us @ 213.241.7900 or info@laallcityband.com.

Current Program Locations

Baca Arts Elementary School

Virgil Middle School

Bethune Middle School

Drum Line and Drum Major Competition

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Music and Auxiliary Master Classes

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Jazz, Blues and Beyond Music Festival

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