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Modern Band





Modern Band

General Music

Modern Band

Jonathan Keefner
Junior High & High School



Modern band gives students the opportunity and resources to explore popular musical styles in an authentic, real-world learning environment through faculty facilitators, peer mentors, and self-teaching. Students who take modern band learn the basics of rock band instruments such as drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, as well as new instruments and programs which fall under music technology and production. Performance opportunities for modern band students happen frequently throughout the duration of the class and are comprised of cover songs as well as originals written in class. 

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Jonathan Keefner

Intro to Modern Band/Modern Band 1
Percussion Lessons
Rock Club/Music Production Club

Modern Band

Modern Band is an informal approach to music making, grounded in the practice of popular music education. Students play the music they want how they want with access to instruments such as keyboard, guitar, drums, bass, ukulele, and varying midi interfaces. Performances by students can be found throughout the year at venues such as Bru, the Youth Bureau, and the Homer Center for the Arts



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1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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