ABOUT THE BAND

H.I.S. Homeschool Band is a ministry of North Point Baptist Church in Weaverville, NC that is open to homeschooled students ages 8+.  All activities are focused on bringing Praise, Honor, and Glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The goal of H.I.S. Homeschool Band is to grow and use the talents God blesses our children with to serve others in His name (H.I.S. = Hands on Instruments Serving).  Examples of ways performing for Him is encouraged is through outreach performances and individual and small group performances.

Rehearsals are on Monday afternoons at North Point Baptist Church, just 10 minutes north of Asheville, NC.  Performances include an outreach performance and a concert at the end of each semester.

Mrs. Christy and Mrs. Jodie believe that having fun and rewarding hard work is key to instilling the desire and devotion needed to become the best musician a student can be.  Frequent rewards are offered throughout the semester, as well as a large reward at the end of each semester, to encourage daily practice which helps students recognize the benefits of practice.

BAND HISTORY AND DIRECTION

The band began with seven experienced students in February 2013 when the need for a homeschool band was recognized.  Beginner band and Intermediate band were offered the next school year with a total of 29 students participating.  Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced bands were offered beginning Fall 2014.  By Spring 2017 there was a total of 51 students enrolled in three groups!  We have enjoyed watching the Lord grow and transform the group.

INSTRUCTORS

Christy Clements


  • Homeschooling Mom of 4
  • Graduate of Mars Hill University
  • General Music & Music Education minors
  • Plays Flute, Alto/Tenor/Baritone Saxophone
  • Active member of North Point Baptist Church       including Church Orchestra Director,

     Worship Musician, Finance Team

     Member, VBS Leader, and Nursery Volunteer


Jodie Metcalf


  • Homeschooling Mom of 3
  • Graduate of Mars Hill University
  • Music Education Major
  • 10+ years experience Public School                     Band Director
  • Plays Flute, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, 

     and Trombone

  • Active member of North Point Baptist                   Church, including Church Orchestra                     Co-Director, Worship Musician, and                     VBS Leader