Secondary students with an interest in a summer band program are invited to register for one or two of the following options:
Summer Jazz Band Program
Junior Jazz Band: Open to students going into Grade 9 or 10 in September 2018.
Senior Jazz Band: Open to students going into Grade 11 or 12 in September 2018.
- A minimum of one-year experience on your jazz instrument is recommended. Playing experience in a jazz band is an asset but not a prerequisite. No audition required.
- Enrolment is on a first come, first served basis.
- Space for each jazz band is limited depending on instrumentation and based on independent parts. See Jazz Band Instrumentation.
- The teacher will make an effort to accommodate each student as much as possible. However, in the event that the teacher needs to balance the jazz band's instrumentation for educational and musical purposes, the teacher will exercise his own discretion.
- Please make sure your own instrument, equipment, and accessories are functional and appropriate for playing with a jazz band. Some of the rhythm section instruments, equipment, and accessories will be available on site.
- An instrument rental session with local music stores may be available on site at the start of the program for those who would like to take advantage of such opportunity.
- A refundable deposit and/or a fee might be required for sheet music and course related materials. The teacher will determine and discuss the details with the students in class.
Jazz Band Instrumentation per ensemble (maximum number per instrument) for each 3-hour section
Alto Saxophone (max. 2)
Tenor Saxophone (max. 2)
Baritone Saxophone (max. 1)
Trumpet (max. 5)
Trombone (max. 5)
Electric Guitar (max. 1)
Piano/Keyboard (max. 1)
Acoustic/Electric Bass (max. 1)
Drums (max. 1)
Vibraphone (max. 1)
Maximum number of players per ensemble: 20
Please email Mr. Shan at email@example.com if you have any questions before applying for the Summer Jazz Band Program.
Summer Concert Band Program
Junior Concert Band: Open to students going into Grade 9 or 10 in September 2018. Ideal for students who have a minimum of one year on your instrument. Playing experience in a concert band is an asset but not required. No audition required.
Senior Concert Band: Open to students going into Grade 11 or 12 in September 2018. Ideal for students who have completed Grade 9 or 10 Band. No audition required.