The Hive does more than Studio Rentals and Mental Health services…

Check out our regular programs below.

Programs at the Hive

Following our mission, The Hive offers various programs to promote a creative, educational, safe, and healthy environment for musicians. We are always looking or new program ideas to to expand the musicians and community that frequent The Hive. All programs are managed, lead, and developed by volunteers with the support of the Boise Hive.

What is a Program?

A program is a regularly recurring workshop, jam session, or discussion with a unified theme that happens at The Hive or at Hive-related events. Our programs are devised to empower musicians in both their musical craft as well as their mental health. Participating in these programs gives knowledge and addresses things like problem solving and conflict resolution.

Create a Program

We have a detailed form available at the hive that will help us find a spot for your program. Please give us as many details as possible.

Create a Program

Workshops

  • MayDay Micro Music Festival May 6, 2017

Live at the Hive!

Every Saturday at The Hive, we open up our community room for the all-ages Live at the Hive! featuring all forms of performance from loud rock and roll to poetry slams and intimate acoustic acts.

Our Volunteers guide aspiring musicians and promoters on setting up live shows. The ins and outs of promotion, running sound, and day-of organization skills are essential to keeping our scene functional and growing. The program is geared towards working with and featuring youth and musicians/artists that don’t have the experience of getting in front of peers and displaying their craft. A friendly, safe environment that fosters the growth of aspiring artists.

Contact our events coordinator at events@boisehive.org if you want to perform, book a show, get involved learning how production works, or simply lend a hand.

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  • Every Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Audio Recording Program

Follow the path of a production engineer from beginning to end in a professional recording studio environment. Learn how to best mic everything from drums and guitar to off the wall instruments like cello. Then expand on that concept behind the desk with mixing tutorials covering compression, reverb, EQ, etc. Finally learn the mastering and post production steps to get great final results.

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  • Learn Recording Equipment

    Discover all the tools necessary for recording a good demo, what kind of cables to use, microphones, and an introduction to the recording software.

  • Sound Frequencies & Amplitude

    Learn the specifics of what happens when you record and how to get the most out of your recordings by understanding physics of sound.

  • Recording, Mixing & Mastering

    Record your own song or a friend’s band and learn the specifics of signal flow, trouble shooting, communicating with the band, getting levels during a sound check, mixing, and mastering.

  • Present Your Work

    Listen to your track with peers for constructive feedback then premier some of the class recordings on a local radio station. Also discussions and direction regarding royalties, music licensing, and performance rights.

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Veterans Sessions

We have multiple programs for our armed services veterans to play music together in a safe, sober space.

  • Jam It Out

    Mental health is the driving core of The Hive’s mission. Our Jam It Out program provides an open-form jam for veterans. We provide the basic equipment (PA, drums, amps, piano, but you should bring your own instrument) and you jump up and play a couple songs.

    Meet new musicians and fellow former service people every Friday night in The Hive’s community room. Vets are encouraged to bring guests to enjoy a safe, sober, and family-friendly space while listening to some great improvised music.

  • GI Jam

    Music is proven as good for the mind. Our weekly GI Jam brings together veterans from throughout the Treasure Valley to play and sing their favorite songs both past and present.

    Focusing on acoustic songs and instruments, the GI Jam is a companion program to Friday’s Jam It Out. All musicians and those who love music are invited to participate at the Hive with our veterans and play what’s familiar or learn new songs each week.

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  • Jam It Out - Every Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • GI Jam - First & Third Sunday of every Month 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hip Hop at the Hive

The Boise Hive is all about fostering young talent in the community. Hip Hop at the Hive is a hands-on program, working from concept to finished product. You will have access to other hip hop artists, engineers, recording equipment, and studios. This is your platform to collaborate and showcase your talent in a comfortable place in front of a live audience.

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  • Every 2nd and 4th Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm