Mark Cole shares his experience starting a junior high worship band. First off, Mark says it’s important to get the kids to take private lessons. More than half of the core group he inherited had taken private lessons, and it really helped them develop their skills. If private lessons aren’t possible, having older players mentor the younger ones can also be a great help.
Another key tip is to run separate rehearsals for vocals. This can really improve the quality of your worship music and help everyone get on the same page.
Overall, the article has some great insights on how to get a junior high worship band up and running. If you’re looking to start a similar group, definitely give it a read!