MSU Detroit Youth Band

The MSU Detroit Youth Band is a new concert band for youth ages 10 to 16 with 1+ years’ experience on their instrument. Instruments can be loaned at no cost to registered students.

Fall & Spring Semesters (rolling registration)
Saturdays, 12:30-2 p.m.

Instrumentation needed: flutes (5), clarinets (5), bass clarinet (1), oboe (2), also saxophone (5), tenor saxophone (1), baritone saxophone (1), trumpets/coronets (9), French horn (4), trombone (6), baritone (2), tuba (2), percussion

Percussion Sectionals
Tia-Harvey.jpgPercussion sectionals will explore a variety of percussion instruments used in a classical concert band tradition such as cymbals, tambourine, triangle, concert snare drum and timpani. This group will cover traditions outside of the classical realm such as hand drumming and improvisation. Percussion sectionals include a chamber music component, which will allow students to perform across the exciting percussion ensemble repertoire while learning how to lead in a musical setting without a conductor. This is an exciting new class at the CMS-D for any youth percussionist! This program is led by MSU College of Music doctoral candidate Tia Harvey.

Tuition: $100/yr or $50 per semester

Financial aid is available. Full scholarships available for tuba players!

Use your phone to send an audition video showcasing your student playing a short prepared piece (reading sheet music), as well a song of their choice via email to Or make an appointment to audition in person by calling (313) 578-9716.