Buddy Band is an inclusive, musical group that aims to break down barriers by bringing children with and without disabilities together to make music and to form friendships. The fall program is a hybrid format, meaning all weekly meetings can be attended via Zoom or in-person at ChiME.
Each week, Buddies work not only on learning parts on their instruments, but on relationship-building skills and social skills. Participants are encouraged to learn about each other and support each other through fun, engaging musical activities and diverse repertoire. Each meeting is led by two professionals, at least one of whom is a board-certified music therapist. This co-leadership, combined with consistently small group time, allows for deeper social- and relationship-building skill work, as well as a true sense of community.
Buddy Band members will show off their hard work and relationships through a final performance! No prior experience is needed for participation in this new, exciting ensemble!
Learn more about Buddy Band...
Who is Buddy Band for?
Buddy Band sessions are a wonderful option for children ages 4.5 - 12, with or without disabilities or musical experience!
Where do classes take place?
Buddy Band takes place hybrid, meaning participants can join from home via Zoom or at ChiME.
What Happens in Buddy Band?
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WHEN DO CLASSES TAKE PLACE?
Tuesdays from 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm
October 11 to December 20
(Buddy Band will not meet on Tuesday, November 8)
Open to children ages 4 1/2 to 12 years
Led by therapists Renee Drew and Grant Hales
Attend in-person or via Zoom