Heartland Band and Strings

Heartland Homeschool Bands and Strings is an instrumental and elementary music program designed to give Texas and Oklahoma homeschoolers the experience and joy of being in a band or orchestra.

With over 700 students in multiple locations, HHBS offers programs for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players in band and orchestra. In 2018, HHBS introduced a primary music program and now offers classes for preschoolers and students not yet for beginning band and strings classes.

Contact: Mrs. Laurie Blomgren

Gainesville meetings

Sherman meetings



A Christ-Centered character development, leadership program raising women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. We meet in Gainesville, Texas on most monday nights through the school year with additional activities throughout. More than just an extra-curricular program, AHG is a tool in the parent tool-box to raise up daughters in their faith in Christ as well as develop their life skills in a safe environment.

Contact Ellen Samek or Samantha Smith trooptx1618@gmail.com


Pottery Classes

Melia Pottery is a local home pottery studio in Whitesboro, Texas. It’s run by homeschooling family, Christopher and Christy Melia and their 3 kids. Most of the classes take place in the summer, but there are select ongoing classes through the fall and spring semester. If you have a small group of students, parents, or friends who want to take a class together, contact us! We love scheduling in private events!!

Christopher has been in clay for close to 20 years. He received his BFA at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and his MFA in Ceramics at UNT. He currently teaches ceramics and sculpture full time at Little Elm High School.

Contact: Christy – christy.melia@gmail.com


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