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Instrumental Ensembles & Bands


Beginning Instrumental Ensemble

Through the rehearsal and performance of appropriate music, students learn the basic skills of ensemble playing, including balance, proper technique, phrasing, and dynamics. Special emphasis will be placed on technical development and reading skills. Admission to this band is by audition, and is based on available seats. The band is available during the Fall and Winter semesters only (Sept-Dec, Jan-Apr).

Please contact Robert Caldwell to schedule an audition at caldwellr@douglascollege.ca or contact the Community Music School office for more details at commusic@douglascollege.ca

Winter 2019 (January - April)

Director: Robert Caldwell

Location: New Westminster Campus

Times: Tuesdays, 2:30 - 4:30pm

Fee: $95.00 + GST

 

Concert Band

This group rehearses and performs intermediate to advanced repertoire in a variety of musical styles. Rehearsals focus on preparing repertoire for public performances. Admission to this band is by audition, and is based on available seats. The band is available during the Fall and Winter semesters only (Sept-Dec, Jan-Apr).

Please contact John Van Deursen to schedule an audition at vandeursenj@douglascollege.ca or contact the Community Music School office for more details at commusic@douglascollege.ca

Winter 2019 (January - April)

Director: Dr. John van Deursen

Location: New Westminster Campus

Times: Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:30pm

Fee: $95.00 + GST

 

Dues Jazz Band

The Dues Band is a large jazz ensemble that performs classics from the jazz tradition along with more modern material. Intermediate-level jazz players are welcome. Rehearsals focus on preparing repertoire for public performances. Admission to this band is by audition, and is based on available seats. The Jazz band is available during the Fall and Winter semesters only (Sept-Dec, Jan-Apr).

Please contact Jill Townsend to schedule an audition at townsendj@douglascollege.ca or contact the Community Music School office for more details at commusic@douglascollege.ca

Winter 2019 (January - April)

Director: Jill Townsend

Location: New Westminster Campus

Times: Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm

Fee: $95.00 + GST

 

Fusion Ensemble

Designed primarily for students in the Music Technology Diploma Program, this course provides an opportunity for musicians to rehearse and perform together using MIDI and electronic instruments under the guidance of the music faculty. Students will be placed into ensembles of varying sizes and instrumentation, and will rehearse on their own as well as receiving instruction. All ensembles will perform in department recitals and concerts. The Fusion ensemble is available during the Fall and Winter semesters only (Sept-Dec, Jan-Apr). 

Please contact Robert Caldwell to schedule an audition at caldwellr@douglascollege.ca or contact the Community Music School office for more details at commusic@douglascollege.ca

Winter 2019 (January - April) 

Director: Robert Caldwell 

Location: New Westminster Campus

Times: Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 pm. 

Fee: $95.00 + GST

 

 

Jazz Night Band

Please contact Blair Fisher to schedule an audition at fisherb@douglascollege.ca or contact the Community Music School office for more details at commusic@douglascollege.ca

Winter 2019 (January - April)

Director: Blair Fisher

Location: New Westminster Campus

Times: Mondays, 7:30 - 9:30pm

Fee: $95.00 + GST

 

Percussion Ensemble

This class is designed for percussion students enrolled in the University Transfer program at Douglas College. However, if other students have prior ability with rudiments and scales, they may be able to register for this ensemble. Knowledge of snare drum rudiments, and both major and minor scales is recommended. Repertoire will include classical percussion music and ethnic percussion. Admission to this ensemble is by audition, and is based on available seats. 

Please contact Robert Caldwell to schedule an audition at caldwellr@douglascollege.ca or contact the Community Music School office for more details at commusic@douglascollege.ca

Douglas College welcomes community members to join the student Percussion Ensemble!

Winter 2019 (January - April)

Director: Robert Caldwell

Location: New Westminster Campus

Times: Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm

Fee: $95.00 + GST