The Minor Key

The Minor Key is a year round semi-professional band experience for students in elementary, middle, and high school.  These kids write songs, compose music, rehearse, critique, and perform live as a team.

The Minor Key is a non-profit children’s music band led by children’s music performer Buddy Dubay.  Our youngest performers have been first graders, and many are in middle school.  Our graduating members are in high school and many have gone on to form bands of their own.

1 BuddyBuddy Dubay has been a teacher and children’s musician since 1984.  In 2004 Buddy began to formulate an idea that kids could write, record and perform original music.  They could be empowered to have involvement and ownership in every step of the process, including studio tasks like mixing and mastering.   The Minor Key was born.

Buddy Dubay and The Minor Key have performed at many venues including schools, farmers markets, summer concert series, kid’s MK dog hatfestivals, libraries, radio and local cable tv.  They have opened for the Paul Green School of Rock at Higher Ground in South Burlington and they have also performed at the School of Rock Festival in Philadelphia. The Minor Key has also organized local Youth Rock Concerts to celebrate and showcase as many local youth bands as possible.