CCA Band & Music Programs

"Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him, with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.  Let everything that has breath praise the LORD." Psalm 150:3-6

Christ Classical Academy's Music programs are designed to develop a child's creativity, brain development, language, discipline, motor skills, and self confidence.  Music is also a beautiful, God-given way to offer praise and worship to our Savior, Jesus Christ.

The Band program offers a comprehensive music education using traditional band instruments for students in grades  5-12.  Students will attend full band rehearsals plus have concert opportunities for students who wish to learn a musical instrument.

Beginner Band

The Beginner Band is open to full-time and part-time students in grades 5-12. No previous experience is required.  The students are taught how to put the instrument together and care for it on the first day of class.  Then they proceed from making sounds on the instrument to playing short melodies from their books by mid-semester.  They will play their first piece of sheet music as a class by the end of the year.  The Beginner Band meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoon.

Concert Band

The Concert Band is open to full-time and part-time students in grades 6-12, who have one or more years of previous experience in a band program or private lessons.  Class instruction is built upon previous knowledge of musical skills and musicianship.  The Concert Band meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoon.

Jazz Band

The Jazz Band is open to full-time and part-time students in grades 6-12 who have one or more years of previous experience in a band program or private lessons.  The student will enhance his/her skills by learning to pay various styles of jazz music.  The Jazz Band meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoon.  Players on traditional band instruments including saxophone, trumpet, and trombone are needed, as well as piano, drum set, guitar, and bass.

Our Band Instruments

Parents are responsible for providing their children with an instrument in good working condition, the appropriate band method book and a pencil for each class.  These may be purchased from "The Music Center" in Lenoir, Hickory, Statesville, Gastonia, or Asheville.

The traditional band instruments are: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion.

music club

The Music Club is open to students in grades K-4.  No previous experience is required.  The student will learn classical music appreciation and history through the study of various composers, their compositions, and time periods.  The student will also learn how to read simple notes and basic rhythms using various instruments, such as recorders, handbells, boomwhackers, their voices, and small rhythm instruments. The Music Club meets 2 days a week, the time varies by grade level. 

our instructor

Mrs. Melissa Kerstetter holds a baccalaureate in music education (K-12) from Appalachian State University. She has four children and has over 25 years of public, private, and homeschool classroom experience teaching general music, marching band, concert band, jazz band, flute choir, and chorus, as well as private instruction on various band instruments and piano.

Part-Time Band & Music club 

tuition and fees

Registration Fee-The registration fee is paid with student application each year at enrollment.  

                                                                                                    Band Only Or Music Club Students-                $50

               Activity & Notification Fees-The activity fee allows your child to be included in field trips and other school activities.          

                                                                                                                                      K-3rd grade-                     $45

                                                                                                                                      4th-12th grade-                 $55 

Sports-If you would like your child to play sports at CCA they must be enrolled in a minimum of 2 academic classes.  The fee is per sport and dependent upon the sports played. Fees range from:                                                    $35-$50 

      *If sports is something you are interested in your child playing, you would be considered a Part-Time CCA student and will also need to see the Part-Time tuition and Fees below for academic class pricing.     

Band Only & Music Club Tuition-The table below shows tuition for band classes only!


(Beginner, Concert & Jazz)



1st BAND Class

2nd BAND Class

3rd BAND Class

First Student





Second Student





Third Student





Fourth Student






*If you are interested in enrolling your child as a Part-Time student and taking BOTH Band classes and academic classes at CCA, you will use the above band pricing for band classes and the below Part-Time Student Tuition and Fees for academic classes.

Registration Fee-

                   Band and Music Club                                                                                                                       $175

                   Band and other Part time Academic Classes                                                                                  $175

Book Fee- covers textbooks, consumables, and classroom reproducible material: Price dependent on classes taken

Testing Fee- This fee is for new students only, it is a placement test to assess grade level readiness:                $35  

Sports Fees- as per above                                                                                                                                  $35-$50 

Activity & Notification Fees-as per above          

                                                                                                                                      K-3rd grade-                     $45

                                                                                                                                      4th-12th grade-                 $55

High School Labs                          (Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy)                                                                  $20-$35   

Part Time CCA Student Student Tuition-The table below shows tuition for part-time students taking academic classes other than band.




1 class

2 classes

3 classes

4 classes

5 classes

Study Halls








1st -4th







5th – 8th







9th – 12th








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Band/Part-time Registration Fee