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Welcome to SCCHE Bands


The SCCHE band offers classes for beginners, intermediate, concert band and swing band for any student 10 years old or older.  This traditional band setting teaches instruments such as flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet,  trombone, baritone, and  percussion (bell kit). All ensembles perform at the end of fall and spring semesters.

Students who are interested in signing up for the program should register, on the SCCHE website. All fees will be paid to the St. Charles Christian Home Educators Association.  For more information contact Martha Alexander at marthaalexander71@gmail.com.

Director, Rob Duss, has taught instrumental music in Missouri public and private schools for 35 years – and counting.  His education includes a Master of Music Ed. from VanderCook College of Music, Chicago, and Bachelor of Music from Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri. He also teaches private lessons and serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the St. Louis area.  You may contact him at rob_duss@yahoo.com.

Required Materials

All students must supply their own instrument and all the proper accessories such as; reeds, valve oil, slide oil, etc.  Each student must also bring their own folding music stand to class.

Beginning Band students must also purchase “Measures of Success” - book 1, published by FJH Publications for the instrument that they intend to learn.  This book may be purchased at most local music stores.

Intermediate Band students must also purchase “Measures of Success” - book 2, published by FJH Publications for their instrument. This will be used for the 2nd semester and may be purchased at most local music stores.

Concert Band students' book is to be announced.

SCCHE Band Schedule 2018-19

  • Intermediate Band;    Tuesday, 11:00 – 12:15 at Liberty Church
  • Beginning Band;    Tuesday, 12:30 – 1:45 at Liberty Church, 709 Crestview Dr., O'Fallon, MO
  • Pre-Band;    Tuesday, 2:00 – 3:00 at Liberty Church
  • Concert Band; Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:45 at Grace Community Chapel, 7661 Mexico Rd., St. Peters, MO
  • Swing Band; Wednesday, 2:00 – 3:15 at Grace Community Chapel

Important Dates


  • Friday, Aug 17 - Band and instrument display, Liberty Church 1:00-4:00
  • Tuesday, August 21 - Start 1st Semester
  • Monday, December 10 - All Bands, Christmas Concert



  • Tuesday, January 8 – Start 2nd Semester
  • Tuesday, January 8- Pre-Band Starts
  • Tuesday, March 5 - Ambassadors of Swing to play at Missouri State Capitol
  • Tuesday, March 26 - Spring Break
  • Wednesday, March 27 - Spring Break
  • Saturday, May 4 - Ambassadors of Swing to play at First Baptist Church O'Fallon, MO
  • Monday, May 6 – All Bands, Spring Concert
  • Wednesday, May 8 - Concert and Swing Bands to play at TBD