Tonalta Band Videos The bands have been in the studio and on
location recording and shooting music videos. See the most recent music videos now on the Tonalta band page
bands played recently at Port Neches Riverfest, Relay for Life, Nederland Heritage Festival, Logon Cafe, the National
Night Out, and the Texas Pecan Festival in Groves.
Co-sponsors Night and Day Orchestra Event:
First United Methodist Church of Nederland, in
conjunction with Tonalta School of Music, recently
presented an evening of jazz and swing featuring The
Night and Day Orchestra, an area big band from
on KFDM TV ---hope you caught the recent live
broadcast on Channel 6. but
if you didn't,
click here to see broadcast. The Tonalta band
Heroes performed "The Only Exception" on the Morning Show and
Tonalta instructor Daniel Sharpless
was interviewed about Tonalta's Get-In-The-Band camp. Great job
RiverFest Tonalta bands
played May 5 at
RiverFest! Thanks to all those who
came out to support us!
Heritage Festival Two Tonalta bands
participated in Battle of the Bands and all Tonalta Bands performed on the main
stage at the Nederland Heritage Festival.
It was a great experience for everyone. Thanks
Music for providing sound for
perform at Musical Family Day at the Stark Museum
Tonalta bands recently performed in in Orange. It was all part of
Musical Family Day.
It was great fun for the entire family.
Tonalta teachers also provided instruction to the
public in drums, keyboard, bass guitar, and guitar.
Bands in Recording Sessions:
Tonalta bands have been hard at work recording
music. We've posted several already in the
Tonalta Bands web page.
Watch for more coming soon!
Tonalta bands took the stage in and
performed at JamFest. JamFest is
Tonalta's end-of-semester concert for
bands and was held in the Auditorium at
Groves Elementary. It was a great show!
Congratulations to Tonalta
bands for a a fantastic concert!
FOEHS recording in studio The
Tonalta band For Our Eyes Have Seen completed
recording sessions in the
studio at Lamar State College - Port Arthur. The
recording sessions were part of the the prize
package the band won in Lamar's Battle of the Band
contest in the spring. They also appeared
in concert in Port Arthur Live! as part of
Lamar's Commercial Music and Recording Arts concert series.
Interview Jim Cammack
was interviewed by Jody Holton on AM1300 KSET.
Jim talked about Tonalta's Children's Music Camp and
other events at Tonalta.
High Voltage featured on Channel 6 News
Tonalta was recently featured on
Channel 6 Morning
Show. Channel 6 carried a live feed from
from Tonalta. Carl Richardson was interviewed
by Dan Gresham and the Tonalta band
High Voltage performed. See photos on
web page and on
take 1 & 2 in Lamar Port Arthur's Battle
of the Bands
congratulations to the bands Seaweed and For Our
Eyes Only for taking 1st and 2nd place in Lamar Port
Arthur's Battle of the Bands. The bands win
recording time in LSCPA studio, featured
performances in Lamar's Fall Concerts, and
scholarships for all the band members who elect to
enroll at LSCPA.
Multitrack by Beau Autin
Take a look at
"Sleep" Multitrack by Beau Autin.
Beau is a former student of Tonalta's and is
now studying music at Loyola, in New Orleans. This
recording has over 10000 views on YouTube and was
featured by Eric Whitacre on his web page!
If you haven't heard of
Eric Whitacre's and his Virtual Choir it is
pretty cool. At Tonalta, Beau studied vocals
and keyboard and was in the Tonalta performance band
Allynce . We are very proud of you Beau!
(PS: the silhouettes at the
top of our main web page are the Tonalta band Allynce
and the singer with the mic is Beau).
Bands in Relay for Life and Riverfest:
Tonalta bands entertained the crowd recently in Relay for Life in Nederland and eight Tonalta
bands participated the next day in RiverFest in Port Neches.
Bands in Heritage Festival:
Four Tonalta bands, For Our Eyes Have Seen, Seaweed,
6-Inch Shadows, and Flashback recently performed in
the Nederland Heritage Festival's Battle of the
Bands. Seaweed took home 3rd place in a
very competitive field. Congratulations
Seaweed and all those who participated.
It was a great experience for all our kids, and
thanks to everyone who came out and supported the
Tonalta is now offering classes in songwriting. Some
prerequisites apply. Call or email us for more
has added violin lessons to its program.
Call or ask at the front desk for more details.
Sponsors American Idol
Tonalta was the title sponsor for this year's Fox 4
Idol event held at Parkdale Mall.
Lamar State College - Port Arthur Discovery
This past summer (and as in past summers), Tonalta
assisted Lamar Port Arthur with their Discovery
Tonalta instructors Jon-Michael Wallace and Tyler
the Discovery music classes and Tonalta provided
the curriculum, gear, and instruments. During
the week-long program, students learn the basics of
guitar, keyboard, and drums, and, at the end of the
week, they recorded a music video of the class
playing as a band.
Yard signs now
Tonalta yard signs are available.
Now you can tell everyone that a "Rock Start Lives
Here." Check at front desk and find out how to