Project Beat

Calling All Law Enforcement Personnel … Walking the Beat or Working a Desk.



FREE to OC Law Enforcement.  Starts This October!

It’s time to rock, groove, jive, and jam! Get your friends together for some good times at OC Music and Dance. All styles  of music welcome!

• Onsite or online 6 or 8-week sessions
• Ensembles of 4 – 10 musicians
• 90-minute rehearsals once per week
• Professional coaching from OCMD faculty
• Compete for $1000 cash and win Best LEO Band in OC!

Weekly Rehearsals, Coaching, and Battle of the Bands!

Project Beat offers OC law enforcement officers and their family members the opportunity to join a small ensemble (4-10 musicians) from your city’s police department or sheriff’s station or substation.  Each Project Beat session includes one 90-minute rehearsal per week, professional coaching from OCMD faculty, and our exclusive LEO Battle of the Bands!


Bring Your Instruments, Your Repertoire, and 4-10 Inspired Musicians!

If your department can assemble a group of 4-10 musicians who love to play and want to perform, including family members who are at least 16 years of age, we can make it happen!  We are encouraging each department or station to establish its own band.  When you apply, please clearly identify your unit and any other participating officers or deputies with whom you would like to play. Each officer or deputy sheriff must enroll individually.


Compete to Win $1,000 and the Title of Best LEO Band in OC!

All Project Beat participants are eligible to compete in our Battle of the Bands. The event will take place at the Muckenthaler Center in Fullerton, which is being converted into a drive-in theater with an outdoor stage and sound system! The winning band will receive a $1,000 cash prize and the enviable title of Best LEO Band in Orange County.


How to Apply

You must be a member of an Orange County city police department or the Orange County Sheriff’s department. Family members, including your spouse, children or grandchildren are also eligible, if each meets the requirements below. Scroll down to fill out our online application at the bottom of this page.

♦ Minimum age: 16

♦ Intermediate/advanced level of musician.

♦ Available to attend weekly rehearsals


Required Health Screenings

Every participant, coach, and coordinator will receive a brief health screening before each rehearsal or group gathering.  For more information, please read our health protocols.


Professional Coaching 

Each band will have a professional coach to help in song selection, rehearsal techniques, and practice exercises. A volunteer will also help coordinate transportation, copies of the scores, and anything else your band might need.

Be A Coach


Play the Music You Love!

The type of music your band chooses is entirely up to your band and its leader. OC Music and Dance will assist in securing the score and lyrics you require, as long as the scores are published and available for purchase. Your band may also choose to perform songs written by band members, friends, or family.

Rehearsals & Battle of the Bands!

Once your band is organized, your band leader will work with our team to set your rehearsal and coaching schedule. Rehearsals run for eight weeks. The program concludes with our Battle of the Bands, open to all participants who want to win $1,000 cash and be named Best LEO Band in OC!

Project Beat Application

Thank you for your service and for your interest in participating in Project Beat.  Please answer the questions below and click the submit button. If you have any questions, you may contact walter@ocmusicdance.org.