Music Ensemble

Music Ensamble at WoodlandsThe Woodlands Music Ensemble is an adapted group experience for Children, Youth, Teens and Adults with disabilities.  Individuals expand their talents by playing a variety of instruments while working with peers.  The group learns many music skills including song writing, music reading, and music performance, while having fun working with friends and creating music.  The woodlands Music Ensemble is an extension of the Notes From the Heart Music Camp.  Participants will engage in vocal, instrumental instruction, culminating in opportunities to perform.

Music Ensemble Goals:

  • Promote group cohesion in facilitated music-making experiences with peers.
  • Increased participation and involvement in a group setting.
  • Establish and foster relationships with peers.
  • Enhance social skills (verbal and nonverbal) through musical modalities such as instrument playing, vocal work, and creative design of the program performances.
  • Increase self-esteem through rehearsal and performance opportunities.
  • Increase opportunities for self-expression through music interventions.
  • Expand cognitive development through understanding, recognition, and application of music theory.
  • Increase impulse control by following musical cues and directives in an ensemble setting.
  • Increase stamina and endurance.
  • Develop and/or improve the use of fine motor skills.
  • Participate in concerts.
  • Enhance the quality of life of participants.

The following criteria will enable participants to be successful in the Music Ensemble program:

  • While a current musical skillset is not required, a genuine interest in music (singing, instrument playing, music appreciation) will allow a participant to have the most successful experience in Music Ensemble
  • Able to be redirected within 4 prompts from Woodlands staff
  • Able to self-regulate behavior with redirection from Woodlands staff
  • Open to the benefits from enrichment programs and interest in trying new activities
  • Able to sleep through the night
  • Medical needs may be attended to without 1:1 nursing

Sessions will be held on Monday evenings, 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

2018 Program Dates

January: 15, 22, & 29
February: 5, 12, 19, & 26
March: 5, 12, 19, & 26
April: 2, 9, & 16
September: 17 & 24
October: 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
November: 5, 12, 19, & 26

2018 Performance Dates:

April 21 – Backyard Bash
December 8 at 8:00pm – Woodlands Holiday Concert
December 15 at 1:30pm – Woodlands Holiday Concert


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