Band History

The Twin Cities Homeschool Band (formerly known as the Shoreview Home School Band) is the most complete home school band program in the Twin Cities, offering a variety of bands and lessons from beginners through advanced high school level.

The band is run as a non-profit 501(c)(3), which combines family involvement with a dedicated director, and provides a large-group band experience for our home-educated children. Our director is Mr. Bruce Bissonett.

The band has been in operation since 1999 starting with a Beginning and Concert (intermediate) Band. In September of 2000, the Symphonic Band (advanced) became the first home school band in Minnesota to accept students by audition only. Later a High School Band was added to challenge more advanced students. One of the primary goals of the band is to provide training and experience that will help prepare students to become actively involved in music ministries as well as in their communities. Several graduating students have gone on to prestigious university music programs and made music their career.