Q. Do you have concerts?
A. We have 2 concerts per year (Christmas and Spring concerts,) which are free and open to the public.

Q. What is the tuition?
A. The ANNUAL tuition for 2019-20 is set at $350 for the first sibling in the family, $325 for the 2nd, and $300 each for the 3rd and any additional siblings. Recorder Band Tuition is $175 per student.

Q. What instrument can my child play?
A. Only band instruments (wind, brass, percussion; no strings or piano)

Q. Does my child need his/her own instrument?
A. Yes, as well as a stand and the appropriate level instruction book requested

Q. Can we join for only part of the year?
A. It is possible to register and start at any time. But it is a full year program. It is not possible to withdraw during the year.

Q. What kind of music do you play?
A. Traditional and classical music primarily
Q. What age does my child need to be?
A. We have bands from 4th grade til the end of high school as well as a Recorder Band for 3rd grade and older students when enrollment allows. See our page Our Bands for more information.

Q. Where can I buy an instrument for my child?

A. Sometimes we know people selling second hand instruments. You can also find some on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and in music stores.

Q. Can I just drop off and pick up my child(ren) after practice?
A. No, every parent is required to contribute and help the association (being in the room during practice, cleaning, helping set up, etc.)

Q. What are some music stores around?
A. Evola Music (Canton)
7170 North Haggerty Road
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 455 4677

Evola Music (Bloomfield Hills)
2184 Telegraph Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
(248) 334 0566

Anderson Music (Dearborn)
650 North Telegraph Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 278 0100

Anderson Music (Farmington Hills)
39293 Grand River Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
(248) 477 3800

Cameron's Music 
15630 Middlebelt Road
Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 513-7080

Q. What other activities do you have so the children can know each other better?
A. We ask that all families arrive by 12:45 so the kids can chat as they set up and warm up. Additionally we have occasional Fun Days.

Q. How much do you charge for concerts?
A. The concerts are free!

Q. Can parents play if they know an instrument?
A. Yes, parents are encouraged to take part in the practices and the concert if they know how to play an instrument or learn to play with the Alpha Band if they don't know but want to learn. (Concert Band is by audition only.)