Homeschool Bands in South Carolina

We have several homeschool bands in South Carolina. If your student is interested to perform in a band or orchestra–here’s some great programs to consider.

We have several homeschool bands in South Carolina. If your student is interested to perform in a band or orchestra--here's some great programs to consider.

Does your student want to learn music? Is music performance an important educational opportunity to you? Local music stores often offer lessons…be sure to ask for homeschool discount rates during the day. Several programs have developed a homeschool band program.

Homeschool Bands in SC

Local Public School: Band is supposed to fall under the equal access for extra curricular activities. The implementation of the policy varies from district to district. Some school districts actually want to recruit homeschool participants for their band.

However, other school districts claim that their band participants must also take the class during the day, which homeschool students are not allowed to do. So, the schools try to use this as a loophole to exclude homeschoolers. You have to check with your local school to see if they will allow homeschoolers to participate. If you are willing to fight the school’s policy, let me know at [email protected].

AAA Band, Aiken/Central Savannah River Area/Augusta
Aiken Area Akademie Band is directed by Barb Rollins for ages 5th grade and up. Parents may also play in the band.

Charleston Jazz Academy, Charleston
The Charleston Jazz Academy offers Home School Band class for beginning and intermediate students.  They also have a stellar Jazz Band  (of course!)

East Cooper Homeschool Band, Charleston
ECHo Band is an opportunity for homeschooled students in grades 5-12 to play their instruments in an ensemble. The band is composed of traditional concert band instruments (i.e. flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, and percussion). No previous experience playing an instrument or reading music is required.

Fine Arts Center of Easley, Easley/Anderson
The Fine Arts Center offers a variety of music, theater, writing and art lessons. Group rock band and vocal ensembles.

Greenville County Youth Orchestra, Greenville
While not specifically for homeschoolers only, this program is open to all area youth. The program develops and educates young musicians, one in which they learn the art of performance, enhance personal musicianship, and prosper as individuals. Auditions required.

HIS Homeschool Band, Ashville/Weaverville NC
H.I.S. Homeschool Band is a ministry of North Point Baptist Church in Weaverville, NC that is open to homeschooled students ages 8+.  All activities are focused on bringing Praise, Honor, and Glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

House Theater, North Charleston
Choir, Dance, and Script House are designed to offer opportunities for homeschoolers to participate in organized, higher caliber instruction.  Students will learn the foundations of theory, history, and skill as they pertain to music, dance, and acting.  Students will also have unique opportunities to participate in concerts, showcases, competitions, and more.

Leonard School of Music, Charleston
Beginner and intermediate band classes twice a week at 5 different Charleston-area schools (Blessed Sacrament, Christ Our King, Faith Christian, Northwood Academy and Summerville Catholic) and offers a Home School Band program. Phone: (843) 745-5908

Lowcountry Homeschool Choir, Charleston
Choir offers an opportunity for homeschooled students in grades 2-12 to use their voices to glorify God in an ensemble. No previous experience with singing or reading music is required.

Lowcountry Youth Wind Symphony, Okatie/Beaufort
This secular concert band program is open to student musicians in grades 7-12 from traditional school and homeschool settings, who are already playing wind or percussion instruments. Beginner Band forming soon, when enough students enroll.  Contact: [email protected]

Midlands Homeschool Band, Columbia
Midlands Homeschool Band provides an excellent group band instruction from beginner to experienced levels in a nurturing environment. This program strives to develop the student’s musical skill and appreciation as a means to glorify God.

Palmetto Youth Choir, Charleston
This choir is a premier group of young singers working together to build choral skills and musicianship, while having fun and providing connection and community! Exploring an eclectic range of musical styles, and fostering a fun, friendly and creative atmosphere. Music can bring profound inspiration to those who wish to make the world a better place.

Piedmont Music Academy, York County/Rock Hill
Piedmont Music Academy supports home school families in NC and SC in the musical education of their children with a caring and creative environment. An emphasis on Christian values fosters thoughtfulness towards others and encourages high standards of excellence.

Studio Green Choir, Spartanburg
K-12 homeschoolers will perform a variety of music from worship and hymns to pop and musical theater. Email for more information: [email protected]

USC String Project, Columbia
String Project provides instruction in violin, viola, cello and bass through group classes and orchestras, beginning students in 3rd-5th grade. Continuing students can receive private lessons and play in String Project orchestras through high school. Teachers are undergraduate and graduate students supervised by USC faculty members.

USC Youth Choir, Columbia
The USC Youth Choir provides singers ages 9–15 with exceptional choral music education and performance experience while inspiring a lifelong love of singing and music.

Do you know of other band or ensemble groups for homeschoolers to make music?
Let me know!

More about equal access for extracurricular activities:

Find more support groups and programs in the SC Support Group Directory

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