Sunburst House Band

Sunburst House BandThe group meets from 5-7pm on Sunday evenings and plays a variety of shows year round starting in April. Repertoire for the group is a collaboration between students and instructors giving each band member a chance to showcase their own special talents and taste. It’s an exciting program for kids who are really into playing music and want to push themselves to go farther. 

Auditions

Students can audition for the house band on one of the following instruments:

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Keyboards
  • Voice

While each student must audition for a slot based on their skills on one of the above main instruments, we also take secondary instruments and instrumental versatility into consideration.

For auditions we ask that each student prepare 2 minutes of a song of their choice that they feel best represents their unique skills on their instrument. Genre is not important since the band plays a wide variety of styles. Students can perform either solo, with a backing track, or provide written accompaniment for our instructors to play with them.

We may also ask our musicians to be able to demonstrate a few different skills based on their instrument:

  • Guitar - chords in different positions, scales, playing a chord chart, improvising
  • Bass - scales, playing a chord chart, improvising
  • Drums - playing different tempos and time signatures, improvising
  • Keyboards - chords in different positions, scales, playing a chord chart, improvising
  • Voice - harmonizing, improvising

2018-2019 Season

Auditions for the 2018-2019 season will be held Sunday 2/25 from 5-7pm. Upon registration you’ll be given an audition time within that window. Rehearsals will begin the following Sunday, March 4th. If you can’t make this audition time we’d be happy to setup a private audition. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop in at the desk.

Tuition

This House Band is free for any students currently enrolled in Sunburst Rocks, The Suntones or our Band Coaching programs. For any of our other students, House Band participation is $120/month.

Instrument Rental

Want to start taking lessons but don't yet have an instrument? We have tons in the studio available for you to use or rent!

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Sunburst School of Music

5843 Forbes Avenue, Suite 201

Pittsburgh, PA 15217