Sticks + Bars 

 Youth Marimba Ensemble


 Rehearsals are held at DC Bilingual Public Charter School ​(33 Riggs Road, NE.  Washington D.C. 20011) 


All students who have 1 year or less playing piano, percussion, or marimba will be in the GENERAL ENSEMBLE to focus on expanding their skills.  The General Ensemble will meet on THURSDAYS from 6:00-7:30pm.   Students who have more than 1 year of playing piano/percussion/marimba will be in the ADVANCED ENSEMBLE and will focus on challenging percussion pieces and building an advanced marimba repertoire.  The Advanced Ensemble will meet on TUESDAYS from 6:00-7:30pm.  NOTE:  Both groups will play together occasionally to prepare for performances.  Students move from General to Advanced based on these criteria:  time in S+B, commitment, ability, and behavior.


The Winter/Spring Session will begin on TUESDAY, January 9 (Advanced) and  THURSDAY, January 11 (General).  We will be discussing some important housekeeping information on the first day of the session.  Parents are encouraged to attend this brief meeting. Tuition for the session is $140 (14 classes) for Advanced and $140 (14 classes) for General


SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE, please email Ms. Mistry for details.




​Students should be prepared to commit to a full session of classes.  Payment of cash or check made out to Sticks+Bars is due on the first class.  Students pay for their own S+B shirts.


Parents will be expected to participate in getting the marimbas to performances when possible.  

For more information, to attend a practice, or merely to observe, contact Premila Mistry at:  premilamistry@yahoo.com.