YOUTH ENSEMBLES


Offering high school students grades 9-12 expert instruction and mentoring in jazz ensemble and improvisation October through April. With winter and spring recital performances.

JAZZ IMPROVISATION

A beginner to intermediate level workshop for winds, strings, bass and piano. Must be able to read music and be proficient with your instrument. Students will be led through a combination of written and aural exercises designed to increase his/her ability with jazz improvisation.
Instructor Dr. Robin Connell, Rehearsal Tuesdays, 6-7:15 p.m.

JAZZ BAND

An ensemble focusing on jazz big band repertoire for saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, bass, guitar and drum. Studies will concentrate on jazz styles, rhythms, phrasing and the idiomatic role of each section within a jazz big band.
Instructor Dr Paul Brewer, Rehearsal Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m.



  • Music and friends for a lifetime
  • An inspiring place for aspiring musicians
  • Expert instruction
  • Grades 3-12 placement opportunities
  • Weekly after-school rehearsals, September through May
  • Winter and spring performance in Royce Auditorium

SINFONIA

An entry-level string orchestra introducing beginners to the elements of teamwork and ensemble performance.
Conductor Sara Jager, Rehearsal Mondays, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

CONCERT ORCHESTRA

A preparatory string ensemble for intermediate students with little to moderate ensemble experience.
Conductor Becky Bush, Rehearsal Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m.

PHILHARMONIC

An advanced orchestra, complete with strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion, playing challenging works.
Conductor Dan Scott, Rehearsal Mondays, 7:15-9:15 p.m.

CONCERT BAND

A wind, brass and percussion ensemble for students grades 6-9 focusing on traditional band music and challenging works by local musicians.
Conductor Cullen McCarthy, Rehearsal Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.



All ensemble tuition is $44 each month for one student. Discounts are offered for families with more than one student in the youth ensemble program.

coming soon: youth concert ticket form for 2013-2014 season


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SINFONIA performs Contradanse
PHILHARMONIC performs DVORAK, Symphony No 8
PHILHARMONIC and SINFONIA combined piece at Spring Concert 2011
CONCERT BAND performs King Across The Water

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