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Parks and Recreation

Spring 2015 Music Classes

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New Classes!
Nashville Metro Parks Music Department is pleased to announce new classes for our spring schedule. Mike Teaney will be offering a beginning banjo class, as well as hosting an acoustic jam for adults and teens. Mike brings expertise in technical skills, performance and good vibes.

The jamBand program's spring semester showcase will  be on April 10th. We plan to feature all  jamBand students, so save the date!

Please call 615-862-8440 to register. Or you may email Sam Frazee or Shannon Williford

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The Hartman Park Band; Fridays at Noon at Hartman Park

Hartman Park Band Performing

The Hartman Park Band is a group of retirees who come together once a week to socialize and play music. Always glad to, as they say, “Make a Little Noise” with their leader, Parks music instructor Sam Frazee; the group has played regularly for more than five years. Co-founded by Hartman Community Center manager Adrean Gregory, the HPB has practice on Fridays at noon. Rehearsals are open to new-comers and visitors. You can also see them performing around town for special parks events and concerts. The band focuses on popular music form the last 50 years, mainly Rock n Roll, but also blues, country and some jazz.HPB includes keys, guitars, drums, electric bass, and saxophones. They feature several outstanding vocalists. Some of the musicians have a lifetime of experience, playing in churches, clubs or with friends and family. However, some HPB members are beginners, having found a new passion in their golden years. The oldest member is in his 80’s, with the youngest being in his 40’s.
Instructor Sam Frazee says that his favorite part of working with the Hartman Park Band is listening to the musicians joke around and enjoy themselves. He feels that it’s important for aging adults to continue to learn and try new things. “No one is born knowing how to play,” says Frazee, “we all have to learn sometime; and it’s never too late to start!”

Celebrate Nashville October 4th

Centennial jamBands is excited to be a part of the 2014 Celebrate Nashville festival.  We will be playing on the Teen stage sponsored by the Oasis center. JamBands will also be hosting a "Musical Petting Zoo" where young people can try out guitars, basses, mandolins, ukeleles and many other stringed instruments and drums. Our students will talk to visitors about learning how to play and everyone will have a chance to jam.

Learn more at http://celebratenashville.org/

Joey, Jamie and Cassie play some tunes at celebrate Nashville