I had the opportunity to tour the new studio space and to learn more about the way it works. I also had the opportunity to hear about a band of high-school kids who use the space.
Rehearsal Space for All
How it works: This space is located right in Old Town, Fort Collins on 317 Jefferson Street. It’s open to those who rent the space 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s fully equipped with all the things a band needs to be successful at practicing their craft. Check out their Side A and Side B rehearsal spaces to see what they got.
Pay to Play: Cohere Bandwidth offers two different types of “practice plans”. One that is monthly or one that is hourly.
- Monthly Memberships provide bands with 8 hours of rehearsal time per month with an additional 10% off any hours that exceed the time. There are also a lot of perks with local businesses.
- The hourly rate is $20, so if you plan to practice more than that it seems like the Monthly Membership is the way to go.
When I was speaking with Angel, I asked her about kids and teens. She let me know the space is open to anyone who wants to rehearse. She mentioned one band in particular that is made up of guys who are in high school…
Meet the band: Wake Breakers
Wake Breakers (formally known as Landlocked) is a band of high-school age musicians who use Cohere Bandwidth space for rehearsal. I was able to get the one of the band mates, Michael G., to answer a few questions about their thoughts on a shared-rehearsal space for their music. Check it out:
How did you find out about Cohere Bandwidth?
We found out about Cohere when their employee Shane Zweygardt who happened to be one of our bandmates’ drum teacher. Shane told us he was moving there and that it was a great opportunity so we capitalized on it.
What’s your favorite thing about the space?
My favorite thing is how comfortable and easy it is to work there. They make the space functional and straight forward.
Do you think it’s appropriate for kids and teens to rent space at Cohere Bandwidth if they’re interested in starting a band?
I think it doesn’t matter what age they are as long as they’re willing to follow the rules and be professional about working there.
What do your parents think about your use of the space?
I think our parents like that we’re able to be professional and productive because of the space we’re in.
What advice would you tell parents who’s kids are interested in starting a band?
Parents should exercise trust and distance with their kids in their practice space. It helps creatively to be disconnected from people for a while when working with a band.
What advice would you tell a kid who’s interested in being in a band?
I’d say they should try to organize their time including breaks. Scheduling and cooperation is also vital with set up dates and times.
If you have kids who are musically talented and who want to practice is a space that is ready to be used, check out Cohere Bandwidth. Also, from left to right in the photo is Abe Stiles on bass and vocals, Parker Segelhorst on guitar, Trip Renner on guitar and vocals, and Sam Kanter on drums.