Purpose of Ceili Band and Festival Band
Ceili Band Class Dates
Ceili Band Class: Céilí Band
Ceili Band III Advanced: (Thomas/ Winston): This class is for students that have mastered classic repertoire and ornamentation and are moving into mulit- part and advanced reels tunes.
Ceili Band II Intermediate (Harner): This class is for students working on 'classic' Irish repertoire: Reels, Jigs, Slip Jigs, Hornpipes, Polkas. Learning and perfecting ornamentation such as rolls, cuts and trebles.
Ceili Band I Beginning: (Harner): This class is for students with a 2-year mastery of their instrument. In this course students will learn standard beginning Irish tunes such as marches, airs, polkas, slides and slip jigs.
Festival Band Class: Grúpaí Ceoil
Gael: GAEL is a performance oriented class that will focus on modern and
Gruapai Cheoil -style arrangements of traditional Irish music. The
objective of GAEL is to teach advanced traditional Irish youth musicians
performance techniques, harmonic arrangements, advanced traditional
music as well as provide authentic community and National performance
experiences. GAEL is an invitation only class and participants must meet
the below requirements to stay in good standing with group. Class cost
per class $5.
1. be of high school age/ grade level or collegiate level.
1. Participating in all shows and all fleadhanna is optional and each show will be booked individually.
2. GAEL may require a an additional costume.
Tara: Middle and Elementary school band that expands traditional tunes into mixed instrumental and vocal arrangements and focuses on performance skills. Recommendation only. Required to attend all Tara rehearsals and shows. See school calendar.
Class cost per class is $5.
Classes will be held in The NATE Suzuki Studio in Roswell. Please do not call The NATE Studio for directions.