Salisbury School of Music Announces “Summer Band Jam

Summer session teaches young musicians how to be part of a band. 

May 24, 2010 (SALISBURY, NC) – The Salisbury School of Music has announced its “Summer Band Jam,” an eight-week session designed to help young musicians learn how to start a band, become part of a band, and increase their own musical skills.

Instructed by the school’s artistic director Marc Hoffman (keyboards, vocals) with Patrick Reaves (guitar and bass), Summer Band Jam will be held from June 15 to August 13 with sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays. Student musicians eligible to attend are rising 9th-12th grade drummers, bass players, guitarists, keyboardists and vocalists.

“Summer Band Jam is an excellent opportunity for young musicians not only to increase their skills but also to learn how to start a band or become part of a band,” said Hoffman, a recording artist who frequently performs with his own trio and quartet in and around the Charlotte area. “We’ll work on vocal harmony, stage presence, arranging, volume, tuning, songwriting, cover tunes, and many other topics.”

Marc Hoffman, artistic director, Salisbury School of Music

Participating students will also get the chance to perform live during “Night On The Town” in downtown Salisbury on July 23 and at other performance venues to be scheduled.

The summer program covers a wide variety of music styles, Hoffman noted, and includes field trips as well as a summer pool party.

Summer Band Jam will be held in the Salisbury School of Music located on the second floor of the historic Meroney Theater at 213 South Main Street.

Tuesday sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday sessions will take place from 2-4 p.m. Space is limited so early registration is advised.

The cost for Summer Band Jam is $75 per month for current students at the Salisbury School of Music or $85 non-students.

For more information, call Marc Hoffman at 704-633-8188 or email:

For more information on the Salisbury School of Music, visit

About the Salisbury School of Music:

The Salisbury School of Music offers private and group instruction in vocal and instrumental music for all ages, and classes in a variety of music topics. All classes emphasize music theory along with technique in order to develop the “whole” musician. Our instructors are professional musicians and experienced teachers, most with advanced degrees in music. We also encourage student teachers and usually place them with beginning students. For more information: The School is also available on Facebook.

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