Other Ensembles

Wind ensemble

New Hampshire Concert Band

A concert band comprised of winds, brass and percussion players. This concert band is a unique opportunity for musicians in the region to come together and play music ranging from Sousa Marches and Traditional Wind Band music, to Movie themes and Contemporary pieces. Students will gain experience with ensemble technique and benefit from the program’s inclusion of adult and professional players in the group. Our community members will get the opportunity to play in a formal concert band while getting to practice and perform high-level concert music of a variety of genres. Our band also provides the opportunity for motivated younger students to access high level music before it is typically offered in a public or private school setting.

  • Scales: Students should be prepared to play two scales (two or three octaves) of their choice.
  • Solos/Etudes: Students should prepare two etudes, solos, or excerpts that represent contrasting styles, such a slow, lyrical piece and a fast, technical piece. Each solo piece should be about two minutes in length. These can be from previous music that you have played in band or for auditions.
  • Director: Dawn Beland
  • Ages: Teen through Adult
  • Rehearsal Time: Tuesdays, 5:15 - 6:30 pm
  • Start Date: September Students can join anytime at the discretion of the conductor
  • Number of Weeks: Full Year
  • Tuition: $175
  • Audition Dates: Tuesday, September 5 and Wednesday September 6, 2023
Flute choir performance

Flute Choir

Explore great masterworks by Mozart, Bach, and Vivaldi along with some fun folk songs and contemporary arrangements. Performances at the NHYE concerts, recitals, and other community events.

No audition required. Stop by anytime to play with us at a rehearsal or hear a concert! Also accepting accompaniment instruments such as bass, piano, and percussion.

Email aubrie@mcmusicschool.org if you are interested in joining!

  • Director: Aubrie Dionne
  • Ages: All Ages Intermediate to Advanced Level
  • Rehearsal Time: Wednesday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Start Date: September Students can join anytime at the discretion of the conductor
  • Number of Weeks: Full Year
  • Tuition: $475

Adult Music Ensemble with Zeb Cruikshank

What’s even more fun than playing a musical instrument? Playing with other people!

Not only that, it’s also one of the most effective ways to develop musicianship.

Build repertoire in a variety of genres (blues, bluegrass, pop, classical, folk, country,) develop arrangements, and rehearse and perform as a group. Vocalists and all acoustic instrumentalists are welcome!

  • Instructor: Zeb Cruikshank
  • Ages: Adults
  • Rehearsal Time: Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Start Date: September 27 - May 3
  • Tuition: $525
Percussion ensemble rehearsal

Percussion Ensemble

Perform repertoire for percussion instruments in a low pressure, fun environment. Explore traditional African pieces, classical, pop, jazz, and marching percussion. Mallets, keyboard players, timpani, traditional drum set and world percussion included.

  • Instructor: Adam Rhan
  • Ages: Grades 8 - 12
  • Rehearsal Time: Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Start Date: September 21 - May 9
  • Tuition: $475
Harp ensemble

Adult Harp Ensemble

Rehearse and perform great chamber masterworks with other harpists. Days and times will be scheduled at the convenience of the students and teacher.

  • Instructor: Piper Loveless
  • Ages: Ages: All Ages
  • Number of Weeks: 8 weeks
  • Tuition: $165

Rock and Blues Orchestra

The Rock and Blues Orchestra introduces students of all levels and instruments including voice to musical styles invented in North America. Fun arrangements of blues tunes and many types of rock music give students the chance to explore the sounds and styles that built American popular music as it is today. Explore the fundamentals of improvising music through easy to learn methods. Train your ear, learn your part, and rock some improvisational moments!

  • Instructor: Ryan Striker
  • Ages: Ages 11 and Up
  • Rehearsal Time: Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Start Date: September 18 - May 18
  • Tuition: $475