Parents FAQ

My child wants to join a band! How can we sign up?

There are many ways for your child to join a band and participate in Intonation’s programs!

1. Join a Saturday Band directly through Intonation

During the school year, we run band classes on Saturdays at Taylor Park. These classes are open to students in 3rd grade and above – no previous experience is required! Click here for information about how to register for Saturday Band.

2. Join an after-school band at the Park District

Intonation is an Arts Partner in residence at Kennicott, Taylor, and Ellis Parks. If your child participates in after school programming at those parks, contact us or talk to the park supervisor about how to get your child involved in the band program.

3. Join a band at school

We are in residence in Chicago Public Schools and charter schools across the city. Click here for a list of our current school partners. If your child is enrolled at one of our partner schools, call us or talk to the school to find out how he or she can join the band program. If you want to bring Intonation to your child’s school, contact us or your administrator to request information about our school partnerships.

4. Sign up for other Intonation programs:

  • Musicians Trust
  • All-City Music
  • Summer Camp
  • After School Matters

Click here for class descriptions and registration information.

5. Attend a performance

The best way to understand what Intonation is all about is to attend a student performance. Student shows are the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication, and they are lots of fun for the whole family! Click here for a list of upcoming student performances.

COVID-19 Information for Parents

As we move back to in-person learning, we have created safety protocols for our classrooms, which are posted visibly during our programs on the posters below – click on each to enlarge.