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The Bands of Tonalta

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Tonalta Bands -- Tonalta bands record music, create music videos, and perform live!  Students are grouped into bands according to skill, age, and musical preferences. professional musicians guide your band as you work up music for the stage and to record.  We have bands for many ages and skill levels. If you already have an existing band, our professionals can work with your entire band.   Ask us how. 

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Tonalta News

Tonalta Bands play at RiverFest The bands recenly played at RiverFest in Port Neches. What a great day rolling on the river! Thanks to all who turned out to support the bands!

Tonalta Bands at South Texas State Fair The bands of Tonalta performed Saturday, March 28, 2015 at South Texas State Fair in Beaumont. Good food, good music and a fun time!

Tonalta Bands washed out at Heritage Festival    Unfortunately, Tonalta band performances were cancelled this year, as the Nederland Heritage Festival shut down Saturday March 21 due to torrential rains!  But, hopefully the weather will cooperate and we'll return for a super time next year.

Latest Music Videos Check out these latest music videos from Pink Magic, High Voltage, and Stage Force

Tonalta Bands Play at Logon Cafe and Shoot Music Videos Tonalta bands recently performed at the Logon Cafe and completed shooting music videos around town!

Tonalta Bands play at Heritage Festival Tonalta Bands had a great time performing on the main stage at the Nederland Heritage Festival.  Thanks to A&S Music for providing sound for these events!

Tonalta Bands perform at St. Anne School Carnival Tonalta bands traveled to Beaumont and performed at the St Anne School carnival. Great event! Thanks to St. Anne School for including us in their activities!

Tonalta Bands perform at YMCA Back to School Bash  the Tonalta bands performed at the YMCA Back to School Bash. Band members and friends were encouraged to stay participate in the other fun activities of the evening!

Tonalta 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 Beaumont, Texas.  

Tonalta Rocks 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 everyone! 

Tonalta bands perform at Musical Family Day at the Stark Museum of Art    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.

Tonalta 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 band 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.

AM1300 KSET 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.

Tonalta band 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 High Voltage web page and on facebook.

Tonalta bands 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.

"Sleep" 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).

Tonalta Bands in Relay for Life and Riverfest:  three 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. 

Tonalta 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 bands. 

Tonalta Offering Songwriting:  Tonalta is now offering classes in songwriting.  Some prerequisites apply.  Call or email us for more information. 

Tonalta Adds Violin  Tonalta has added violin lessons to its program.  Call or ask at the front desk for more details.

Tonalta Sponsors American Idol   Tonalta was the title sponsor for this year's Fox 4 Idol event held at Parkdale Mall.  

Tonalta Teaches Lamar State College - Port Arthur Discovery Classes   This past summer (and as in past summers), Tonalta assisted Lamar Port Arthur with their Discovery program.  Tonalta instructors Jon-Michael Wallace and Tyler Henderson taught 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 available  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 get yours.

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Audio Basics --Learn to use your PC, tablet, etc to record your musical performances.

Sampler Classes-Can't decide which instrument to play? Then check out Tonalta's new sampler lessons. You'll learn some bass, guitar, keys, and drums. No need to buy instruments. We provide the instruments for use during the lesson. You can also schedule practice times in our studio. It is a great opportunity to try different instruments!

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try this page of easy-to-use local links!
Commercial Music and Recording Arts
(Lamar -Port Arthur)
Local Music Guide
Guitar and Banjo Studio

Swicegood Music


A&S Music


Guitar Center (Beaumont, Tx)
Harmony Exporters
(local barbershop singing organization)
Texas Pecan Festival
Nederland Heritage Festival

Stark Museum of Art


Port Neches RiverFest


Tonalta is the area's premier music school, dedicated to serving the music communities in Port Neches, Nederland, Port Arthur, Beaumont, Bridge City, Vidor, Orange, and beyond!

Tonalta School of Music

2102 Magnolia
Port Neches, TX 77651
409-729-TUNE (8863)

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