For students looking to take their music skills to the next level, AMS Sound Education Outreach bands provide young musicians the opportunity to learn, rehearse, and perform as a band.

Ensemble directors work with students to create a unique set of songs each semester that best suits their interests, skills, and goals. Students entering the program should have some experience on their instrument, and be able to read sheet music, tab, and/or chord charts. Previous experience playing in a band is welcome, but not required.

AMS bands have graced the stages of The Orange Peel, LEAF, Downtown After Five, Barnaroo, and Isis Music Hall. Students will also participate in a community outreach concert, using music to bring joy to those in need. Sites include hospitals, assisted living centers, and veterans’ shelters. Through this experience, students learn the valuable lesson of giving back, and also earn volunteer hours for school.

For more info, or to book one of our bands, email Program Director Kylie Irvin: programs@ashevillemusicschool.org

Yellow Band (Spring 2021)

Led by: Andy John
January 20, 2021 - May 12, 2021

This high school rock ensemble is for 14-18 year olds. They play a multitude of genres and are currently the most advanced ensemble at AMS. Led by Andy John on Wednesdays at 6:20-7:20.


Radioactive Cows (Spring 2021)

Led by: Kylie Irvin
January 10, 2021 - May 01, 2021

4th to 7th grade students (ages 9-12) that enjoy playing classic rock and alternative covers from bands such as Nirvana, The Clash, and The Beatles. Students will learn about how to collaborate in a band, develop their part on their individual instrument, stage presence, basic chords, and how to navigate the form of a song.

Asheville Music School Ensembles - Inquiry Today