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Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Language, Literature and Performing Arts > Music > Performing groups
Note: Students wishing to become music educators are strongly advised to take at least one jazz elective.
The Douglas College Night Band also offers recordings for sale. If you are a prospective student or music teacher and would like a complimentary copy, or are interested in purchasing CDs or LPs, please contact Jazz Band director Blair Fisher at 604 527 5272.
As is the case with participating in the chamber ensembles described above, playing small group jazz is an extremely valuable experience for students, helping them to develop self-reliance and improvisational skills. These groups are also often in demand for paid performances throughout the year.
Small ensembles can be either coached by faculty or run by students. The unique demands of playing in a chamber ensemble without a conductor is a valuable experience for students. Some examples of current small ensembles are the Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble.
For information about participating, please contact:
Blair Fisher at 604 527 5272 for wind and jazz ensembles or if you are a secondary school teacher who would like to have a Douglas College group perform for your students,
Eric Hannan at 604 527 5273 for choirs,
or Bob Caldwell at 604 527 5694 for the percussion ensemble.