Central Oklahoma Homeschool Bands
OK, so most of us don’t live in central Oklahoma. But this sounds like a good model for any community homeschool band.
Sometimes Tom Dye has to shush his students, but not very often. Nearly every time the band director picks up his baton, his students are watching attentively.
“They think about education in a different way than public school students,” said Dye, director of Central Oklahoma Homeschool Bands. “Most of these students are dedicated. They study. They do it all on their own.”
This semester marks the 10th year for the homeschool band program, which Dye said he’s heard is the largest in the country. The entire program started with a clarinet lesson. Read more…