In the Fall of 2017, 317 Main started a new class called BandRoots for 11-16 year old students who are ready to start making music with their peers.  We now have 2 classes up and running with Teaching Artists John McCain and Brad Longfellow and the students love it. But we continue to hear from other students that they don’t think they’re “good enough” to join the group.  Wrong! BandRoots was developed specifically for kids who are brand new to group music making. Our Teaching Artists serve as coaches to help ease students into the experience. And it’s well worth the effort. Playing music with friends is one of life’s great pleasures, and it’s a skill they’ll be able to tap into throughout their lives.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out this video to see what BandRoots students have to say.