CLASSES

Band & Percussion

Instruction is given by either the band director, the assistant, or a high-level student

Beginning Band

Offered several times per week at Anchor Baptist Church, and Village Bible Church

Beginning Band is designed for students who have little or no prior musical experience. Children can choose to play a variety of instruments: including flute, clarinet, trumpet or trombone. Note by note, they learn how to read music and play while listening and blending with the others in the band. Basic theory is taught in a fun-filled and welcoming atmosphere.

Intermediate Band

Offered at Anchor Baptist, and Village Bible Church

Intermediate Band is a band for students who have completed beginning band. Students will continue on the same instrument they learned in Beginning Band. Students will continue to build on the skills that they learned in Beginning Band. 

Concert Band

Offered at Village Bible Church on Wednesdays

Concert Band is a “middle” school level band for students who have completed beginning band. Basic requirements to be in this level include the ability to play several scales on a wind instrument and be proficient in reading music. 

The band performs regularly at the Orange County Youth Expo, Anaheim Christmas Tree Lighting Festival, Tustin Tiller Days and several performances at senior centers and community events.

Advanced Band - Alpha Winds

Offered at Village Bible Church on Wednesdays

The Alpha Winds is the advanced ensemble of winds and rhythm that tackles more challenging music which includes contemporary, classical and jazz pieces.

This group performs 10 to 15 times a year including long-standing appearances at the Bella Terra Amphitheater, Tustin Street Fair and the Tustin Tiller Days.

Strings

Beginning Strings

Offered at Village Bible Church

Children​ learn how to play violin, viola, cello or bass focusing on good technique, music theory and ear training. For children younger than 7 they can start in our "Early Strings" where the pace is more comfortable. These young musicians will learn to play in several keys and be ready for intermediate strings the following year.

Beginning/Intermediate Strings

Offered at Village Bible Church

Students are instructed to give great attention to tone, scales, counterpoint and preparing pieces to perform for Christmas and Spring.

Advanced Strings

Offered at Village Bible Church

Our advanced orchestra has a wide and diverse repertoire from interpretations of hymns and classical pieces, to folk songs, Irish jigs and fiddling tunes. Members join by auditioning with the teacher of the class.

The Charis Chamber Orchestra performs throughout Orange County, and enjoys a great reputation among musicians as a thoroughly enjoyable ensemble to be a part of.

Children's Music and Choir

Our Children’s Choir trains young musicians not just to sing, but to read music, vocalize properly, practice ear training, site sing, and most of all to have fun thrilling audiences with great music... ultimately enriching their lives.

Music Fundamentals

Offered at Anchor Baptist Church, and Village Bible Church

For​ the youngest of aspiring musicians, Music Fundamentals provides fun, easy and educational experiences to introduce children to the world of music. Simple theory and technique are taught as they begin to read music and explore a variety of instruments in a small class environment.

Beginning/Intermediate - Kingdom Singers

Offered at Anchor Baptist Church, Reverence Bible Church, and Village Bible Church on Mondays

Our Kingdom singers ensemble is designed for young students who love to sing. In a fun and engaging setting students will learn about their speaking and singing voices, work on pitch matching with unison melodies, how to blend, and follow a conductor. This choir is also preparation for singing with our Magnum Singers.

Advanced - Magnum Speakers

Offered at Village Bible Church on Mondays

Our Magnum singers are an audition only choir where students will learn how to listen to each other, read vocal scores with repertoire sung in three and four part harmonies. We also work on site reading and vocalization. Students will explore diverse repertoire from around the world.

Keyboard & Guitar

Keyboard I

Offered at Anchor Baptist Church, Reverence Bible Church and Village Bible Church

Beginners

Keyboard II

Offered at Anchor Baptist Church, Reverence Bible Church and Village Bible Church

Intermediate

Guitar I

Offered at Anchor Baptist Church, Reverence Bible Church and Village Bible Church.

Beginners

Marching Arts

Sound Waves Home School Marching Band

The award winning Sound Waves Homeschool Marching Band is the west coast’s only homeschool marching band. The members range in age from elementary grades to seniors in high school. They learn the art of playing while marching in formation and performing drill. The Sound Waves march in parades and field show competitions including the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival, Seal Beach Christmas Parade, Lompoc Flower Festival, a 4th of July Parade, and the California State Band Championships.

There is an additional fee for this class/activity.

Drumline

The OCMA Independent Drumline is part of OCMA Marching Arts. This drumline is comprised of drummers and musicians who are focused on putting together an exciting indoor percussion spectacular. In competition with other high schools, OCMA Independent consistently places in the top 10 of its field.

Indoor Drumline is a combination of a marching battery of drums and a wide variety of stationary pit instruments.

There is an additional fee for this class/activity.

We rent all types of instruments at a very cut rate of $60.00 for the school year for current students. Music stores will charge $80.00 a month for a saxophone and around $30.00 for a violin. Contact the Director, Donn Hallman, at ocmaband@gmail.com for available instruments.