What is Band Together?
Band Together is inspiration and education, a way for families to learn about music together, and a tool that parents can use to encourage and enable their children to explore music and music-making in all of its aspects. Our mission: to encourage families to make music together. We want to help create a culture of multi-generational musicians who pass their passion for music down to their children and grandchildren. We envision fathers, mothers, kids, and grandkids forming family music groups and playing music together, whether folk, rock, country, bluegrass, jazz, gospel, or reggae.
Band Together resources come bundled in what we call albums, each with a theme based on a particular genre, era, or style of music. Everyone starts at the beginning with Vibrations—Surf Music. When you’re ready for the next step, we switch gears and centuries with Going for Baroque. The lessons build within each consecutive digital album, and we can’t wait to share our third album with you in the near future.
What could be next? Some ideas we’ve got cooking for future albums…
Go Cat Go—Rockabilly
I Got Rhythm—Composers of the Great American Songbook
Happy Trails—Cowboy & Western
Peace in the Valley—Black Gospel
Camptown—Stephen Foster and the 1800s
Medicine Show—Appalachian Folk & Mountain
Classical Gas—Overview of Classical Music
Waves—Hawaiian & Polynesian
Each album includes these 11 tracks
A deeper look into each track
Tools of the Trade
That's What It's All About
Soul Food Café
Mark your calendar and get ready for a family musical experience like no other! We are hosting our first ALL AGES Band Together event with the Hunts.
We are so excited to be teaming up with Gold Tone and the Hunts for a super fun prize-pack giveaway!
Meet the Brulport family, Band Ambassadors from Columbus, Ohio. Heidi and Trenton are raising their two children to appreciate and play music, and it looks like they’re having a good time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Band Together music lessons?
Does Band Together take the place of formal music lessons?
Is Band Together only for families?
Why should my family Band Together?
Will Band Together turn my family into a band?
Is Band Together only for homeschooling families?
Who is Band Together for?
How much time a week should we allot for Band Together?
Can I gift an album?
Can Band Together be accessed on a mobile device?
We are always working to optimize our website, bandtogether.rocks, for use on any device. That being said, a computer will give the most comprehensive experience and is currently the only way to view every last detail of our content. We love our mobile devices and there are aspects of the site where they’re a great option, like using your tablet to display sheet music or tablature while you’re playing through a song in the Tune In track. There are other aspects of the Band Together experience where only a computer will do, like interacting with our lessons using the free apps we recommend, such as MuseScore, Audacity, Studio One Prime, and GarageBand—all of which are optimized for a computer. You’ll also find certain areas of the site that will look different on various devices. Should you ever come across something on the site that doesn’t seem to be behaving, drop us a line and we’ll get it sorted out.
You used to offer subscriptions, what's up with that?
What age children can benefit from Band Together?
Does Captain Steve offer private lessons?
If the circumstances are right, he’s glad to do either in person or virtual lessons. Drop us a line if you’d like to start that conversation.
Our family made a really cool video of us playing music together, would you like to see it?
You bet! Tag us on instagram or Facebook.
Why is Band Together a benefit corporation?
Can I download content from the site?
Here and there you’ll come across resources that have been laid out for convenient downloading like sheet music or MP3 files, but, for the most part, we have created the website to be self-contained. You’ll always have access to each and every album that you’ve purchased.
Is Band Together a faith-based organization?
No, Band Together is a family-friendly organization. We do have a track that features a Christian devotional and hymn, although if that’s not your cup of tea, it’s not necessary to utilize this track to have a great experience.
Is all the music in Band Together appropriate for children?
We’re a Benefit Corp.
Band Together is a benefit corporation, meaning that we donate a portion of all proceeds to foundations and nonprofits like these that encourage and support music education for children and families.