Here’s are practical homeschool high school extracurriculars: Praise Band.
Homeschool High School Extracurriculars: Praise Band
Homeschool high schoolers who have a musical streak often enjoy playing on their church’s praise band. Praise band is an excellent choice as an activity for teens. Here’s why:
- They learn about team work
- They learn about leadership and follower-ship
- They learn the practical tips of playing music together
- They learn good service
- They learn the responsibility of spiritual service
- They add sparkle to their transcripts with Praise Band extracurricular
- Or They add sparkle to their transcripts with Praise Band Fine Arts elective (keep logs and description)
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Here are some learning experience from our local umbrella school’s Praise Band shared by 7Sister, Sabrina:
As I write this post, I’m sitting in the sound booth at church, monitoring the board while our homeschool student praise band practices for their “Praise and Raise” benefit concert tomorrow night. Five student musicians and singers of varying degrees of experience are working with their dedicated dad-leader to get ready for their big concert.
It’s been a real learning experience for me to sit in the back of the room over the last several months watching them learn to work together to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Here are some of the lessons:
* It’s okay to make mistakes in front of other people. It’s actually easier for us to love each other when we are not feeling intimidated. If everybody messes up sometimes, we are all allowed to be human together.
* Stay tight on your microphone if you are singing lead. When everyone is taking turns being in charge, and it’s your turn, don’t shrink back. If you do, everyone has a harder time because the rest of us are trying to follow your lead. If God puts you up front for a season, go with it.
* Listen to the bass; it’s the foundation for most of the rest of the instruments. For us as believers, the Word of God is the bass. The pulse that it provides sets us in the right key, keeps us together, and gives us a groove to rock to.
* Put musicians of varied experience together. The younger ones will learn very quickly by working with more mature players. The older musicians will learn patience and grace working with the less-experienced and confident folks.
* Don’t forget to laugh. Just because you are working hard for the kingdom of God that doesn’t mean it can’t be a ton of fun, too. The joy of the Lord is strength, and a merry heart doeth good like a medicine. Especially when things don’t go quite the way we intended them to, laugh and rock on!