Real Bands. Real Venues. Real Experience.


Rock Band League is the best way for musicians to get plugged into some serious training and performing opportunities in Birmingham.

Every spring and fall, you can register with your friends or we can place you in a band with other players close to your age and skill level. Bands in both the youth and adult divisions are made up of drummers, guitarists, bassists, keyboard/pianists and vocalists and led by experienced, professionally trained coaches from Mason Music. Coaches meet with their band over the course of 12 weeks to rehearse once a week for 90-minutes and work on the fundamentals of playing with other musicians. Music fundamentals include things like choosing the right songs, learning individual parts, playing in time, memorizing song arrangements and polishing up your stage presence. This semester of training helps each band member work hard and take the stage with confidence.

Each band will get the opportunity to perform live at premier venues around Birmingham, culminating in a final “Battle of the Bands.” Previous performance venues include Iron City, Workplay, Saturn, Haven and Avondale Brewery. We pack out the house with friends, family and fans to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our bands.

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SPRING 2023 YOUTH DIVISION

Rock Band League registration is $500 for returning students and $525 for new students for the semester (plus a $5 online processing fee).
This covers:
– coaches pay
– equipment maintenance 
– venue fees* (Three performance dates are included in the registration fee. Additional optional performances may require a separate fee.)
– sound engineers
– administrative costs

The youth division is open to any young musician 10-18 years old with a basic knowledge of their instrument. Band placement is primarily based on skill level, but you will have the option to list other students that you would like to be in a band with when registering. You’ll also be able to submit a short video of your rocker performing in the registration form to help with band placement. ALL REGULAR BAND REHEARSALS WILL BE SCHEDULED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS/EVENINGS. Registration for the Spring 2023 Youth RBL is now open. If you have questions about the program, please email us.

New RBL participants will receive a welcome packet with a Rock Band League backpack, T-shirt, RBL bumper sticker, button, temporary tattoo and backstage VIP pass for events.

2023 RBL Rules

2023 RBL Requirements

 
 

Important Spring 2023 RBL Dates:

January 8 – Registration closes
January 22 – First week of rehearsals
Spring 2023 Performance Tour Dates:
February 12
March 19
April 23 (Battle of the Bands and Awards Ceremony)

SPRING 2023 ADULT DIVISION

Adult Rock Band League registration is $500 for returning participants and $525 for new participants for the semester (plus a $5 online processing fee).
This covers:
– coaches pay
– equipment maintenance
– venue fees
– sound engineers
– administrative costs

The program is set up similar to our youth division of Rock Band League; bands are made up of drummers, guitarists, bassists, keyboard/pianists and vocalists and coached by experienced, professionally trained instructors from Mason Music. Bands will practice each week with their coach over the course of 12 weeks, and have the opportunity to perform for family and friends at major venues around town like Iron City, Otey’s Tavern, Workplay, Haven and Saturn! Registration for the Spring 2023 Adult RBL season is now open. If you have questions about the program, please email us.