Plugged In, a nonprofit youth rock band program in Needham, invites young musicians of all levels and needs to sign up for their spring session ensemble band classes for ages 8-18. Band classes meet once per week for 1 1/2 hours and are offered seven days per week. Classes begin the week of February 25.
Plugged In's newest program, After Dark, is for already formed bands composed of high school students who want to take the next step. After Dark offers bands rehearsal space on Friday and Saturday evenings in addition to clinics on topics such as How to Book Gigs, Promote Your Band, and Music as a Career. A Plugged In teacher will be onsite to consult during rehearsal time and will present clinic. The Plugged In After Dark program also begins the week of February 25.
The Plugged In Band Program is a non-profit rock band program in Needham teaching kids about using music to help others. In addition to ensemble band classes, private lessons, songwriting workshops, summer camp, and community performances, five times a year students perform in benefit concerts that raise money for causes and organizations chosen by the students themselves. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians of all levels and needs feel a sense of belonging, have an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests and a chance to use their music to help others around the world. In the loving and non-competitive environment at Plugged In, all differences are transcended through a shared passion for music, the teamwork involved with using music to help others and an atmosphere of compassion and fun.