The Plugged In Band Program is a non-profit rock band program in Needham teaching kids about using music to help others. In addition to ensemble band classes, private lessons, songwriting workshops, summer camp and community performances, five times a year students perform in benefit concerts that raise money for causes and organizations chosen by the students themselves. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians of all levels and needs feel a sense of belonging, have an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests and a chance to use their music to help others around the world. In the loving and non-competitive environment at Plugged In, all differences are transcended through a shared passion for music, the teamwork involved with using music to help others and an atmosphere of compassion and fun.

Registration for the spring session of the Plugged In Band Program is open. Spring session classes begin February 2. The registration deadline is January 22. Band classes meet once per week for 1 1/2 hours and are offered seven days per week for 14 weeks. New students must schedule a placement meeting before January 22. To schedule a placement meeting for the spring session, please email sandra@pluggedinband.org, or call 781-956-4281. For more information and/or to register online, please visit www.pluggedinband.org

Registration is also open for Plugged In’s Music That Matters Summer Camp (MTM).  MTM helps young musicians ages 11 to 18 to build their musical skills, self-confidence, and self-esteem by removing the kind of academic, athletic, and social competition they often encounter during the school year. Our summer day camp offers a relaxed, non-competitive environment with opportunity for both musical and personal growth. MTM includes all the most popular parts of Plugged In’s Spring and Fall Sessions including band class, songwriting workshops, music video production, offsite events, and performance opportunities. MTM runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday, and is offered in (2) two week sessions starting July 9, 2018.  Late pick up is available.  For more information and/or to register online, please visit www.pluggedinband.org

Registration for private lessons is ongoing and can be done online at http://www.pluggedinband.org/programs/private-lessons/.