Malone University Youth Band

An Informational Meeting for the 2021-2022 year will be held on Tuesday, August 31, at 4:00pm in the Johnson Center Band Room (JC 120). We will discuss information about the program for the coming year, including any changes from previous years. Prospective families who are undecided but would like to learn more are welcome. Ask questions, meet the director, and get to know other Youth Band families, both new and returning. New students will have the opportunity to try an instrument and receive rental information from a Taylor Band and Orchestra representative.

***If you plan to attend but have not yet registered, we ask that you please either register or contact so that we have an accurate headcount for the meeting and for instrument tryouts.***

The Malone University Youth Band offers home-school and other nontraditional students access to quality instrumental music instruction in a traditional concert band setting.  We currently have two performing groups - Blue Band and Red Band. Our mission is to provide students with the opportunity to develop musical skills, knowledge, and practices in a positive, creative, and academic environment while performing in an ensemble setting. The bands are directed by Mr. Joshua Loar, Malone University alumni and licensed music educator. As part of the Malone University Department of Music Preparatory Program, we also work in conjunction with pre-service music teachers from Malone University Chapter 86 of the Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association (OCMEA). Visit our website below for more information. We hope your child will join us!

Meet the Director

Josh LoarMr. Joshua Loar is an Alliance, Ohio native and a graduate of Malone University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education in 2018. At Malone, he studied saxophone under David Kana and Don Turoso and participated in the University Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Chorale, and Men’s Glee Choir. He has also performed in the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductor’s Association’s honors festival jazz band and is a regular player in the Canton Concert Band. Currently, he is on staff at Copley-Fairlawn Middle School where he serves as an instructor and woodwind specialist for band students in grades 5 - 8.



Youth Band Resources