Rock Band League is the best way for music students to get plugged into some serious training and performing opportunities in Birmingham.
Register with your friends, or we can place you in a band with other students close to your age and skill level. Bands are made up of drummers, guitarists, bassists, keyboard/pianists and vocalists and led by experienced, professionally trained coaches from Mason Music. Coaches meet with their band over the course of 12 weeks to rehearse once a week for 90-minutes and work on the fundamentals of playing with other musicians. Music fundamentals include things like choosing the right songs, learning individual parts, playing in time, memorizing song arrangements and polishing up your stage presence. This semester of training helps each band member work hard and take the stage with confidence.
Every band will get the opportunity to perform live at premier venues around Birmingham, culminating in a final “Battle of the Bands.” Previous performance venues include Iron City, Workplay, Rogue Tavern, Saturn and Avondale Brewery. We pack out the house with friends, family and fans to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our bands.
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Rock Band League registration is $375 for the semester (plus an online processing fee).
– coaches pay
– equipment maintenance
– venue fees* (Three performance dates are included in the registration fee. Additional optional performances may require a separate fee.)
– sound engineers
– administrative costs
Registration is open to any young musician 10-18 years old with a basic knowledge of their instrument (although we’d love you to be a Mason Music student too!). Band placement is primarily based on skill level, but you will have the option to list other students that you would like to be in a band with when registering. ALL REGULAR BAND REHEARSALS WILL BE SCHEDULED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS/EVENINGS. If you have questions before you sign up, please email our RBL Director, Matt Gregg.
New RBL participants will receive a one-time welcome packet with a Rock Band League T-shirt, RBL bumper sticker, ear plugs, folder and backstage VIP pass for events. There is a one-time additional fee of $50 to cover these and other expenses associated with new registrations. Previous RBL members will receive a new folder, shirt and backstage VIP pass at no additional cost.
Fall 2017 RBL Dates:
August 27 – First week of rehearsals
Fall Tour Dates:
September 24 @ Haven
October 22 @ Workplay
November 19 (Battle of the Bands) @ Saturn
See Portico Magazine’s feature story on Rock Band League.