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

Q. What is the tuition?
A. The SEMESTER tuition for fall  2022 can be found on the Palaestra class description page.

Q. What instrument can my child play?
A. Only band instruments (wind, brass, percussion; no strings or piano) or a soprano recorder for Recorder Band (unless alternate arrangements are made with the conductor for a different recorder)

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 divided into two semesters. Spring concert music may be introduced in the fall.

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 band members from 4th graders through high schoolers (and some parents too!) as well as a Recorder Band (when enrollment permits) for 3rd grade and older students. See the "Our Bands" tab 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. Check with family and friends as well, as they may have old instruments in a closet that just need to be tuned up by a professional.

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.) If this is an issue, you would need to make special arrangements with the parent-led Board of Directors ahead of time.

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 for rehearsals early 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! (But we welcome donations to our nonprofit, of course! CLICK HERE TO DONATE.)

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 if they don't know but want to learn!)