Instrumental Ensembles & Bands

Community members are welcome to join any of the Music Department's ensembles, by audition, and participate alongside the students in the music program and the college at large. Please note that students in credit music programs have registration priority for Douglas College ensembles.

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 Cheryl McHugh to schedule an audition at mchughc@douglascollege.ca or contact the Community Music School office for more details at commusic@douglascollege.ca

Winter 2023 (January-April)

Director: Cheryl McHugh

Location: New Westminster Campus

Times: Thursday, 7:30-9:20pm

Fee: $95.00 + GST

Jazz Ensemble

The 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 ensemble 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 contact the Community Music School office for more details at commusic@douglascollege.ca

Winter 2023 (January-April)

Director: Jill Townsend

Location: New Westminster Campus

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

Fee: $95.00 + GST

 

Percussion Ensemble

This class is designed for students enrolled in the Music Diploma program at Douglas College. However, if other students have prior ability with percussion, drum set, and keyboard instruments (eg. piano) they may be able to register for this ensemble. Knowledge of snare drum technique and mallet keyboard technique is recommended. Repertoire will include traditional percussion ensemble music as well as music from numerous countries. Admission to this ensemble 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 Bruce Henczel to schedule an audition at henczelb@douglascollege.caor contact the Community Music School office for more details at commusic@douglascollege.ca

Winter 2023 (January-April)

Director: Bruce Henczel

Location: New Westminster Campus

Times: Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm

Fee: $250.00 + GST