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The fall semester starts on Monday, August 27! We are growing to 5 jazz ensembles this year!
Auditions are held the first week of the semester. Full-time students please attend one or more of the rehearsals on Monday the 27th at 12:15pm, 2pm or 5pm in the band room (all at the Coil School for the Arts). The auditon process will be further explained and scheduled there.
For full-time student big bands:
Jazz Ensemble, MWF 12:15pm-1:45,
Charlie Richard, director, email@example.com
Jazz Lab Band #1, MWF 2pm-3:30, James Rocillo, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz Lab Band #2, MW 5pm-6:30, Brian Mantz, director, email@example.com
Community students/players are encouraged to contact the appropriate
conductor and attend the first rehearsal.
For community big bands:
Mondays 7:30-9:30, Kevin Mayse & Charlie Richard, directors, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Thursdays 7:30-9:30, Steven Ragsdale, director, firstname.lastname@example.org
There will multiple combos with meeting times arranged to fit the students' schedules. We'll have the combo meeting and organization of students on Friday, August 31 at 1:15pm in the band room. At that meeting we'll match up students with similar backgrounds/ability and schedules. Contact Charlie Richard with if questions.
What to prepare for big band auditions:
*A song or etude that you sound good on
*Optional improvisation for a song or blues of your choice
*Be prepared to sight read.
2019 Festival Dates: Tune-up Jazz Festival will be Saturday, Feb 23 Jazz Festival will be May 10 and 11
Recent RCC Jazz Awards: 2018 Downbeat Magazine Outstanding Performance, Large Jazz Ensemble 2017 Downbeat Magazine Winner, Small Combo 2017 Downbeat Magazine Outstanding Performance, Large Jazz Ensemble 2017 Downbeat Magazine Outstanding Arrangement, Andrew Valenzuela "On Green Dolphin St." 2017 Reno Jazz Festival, 2 Year College Big Band 1st Place (Jazz Ensemble) 2017 Reno Jazz Festival, 2 Year College Big Band 3rd Place (Lab Jazz #1) 2017 Reno Jazz Festival, Outstanding College Saxophonist, Andrew Valenzuela 2017 Reno Jazz Festival, Outstanding Musicianship awards: Andrew Alvarado, Luke Bither, Anthony Duran, Diego Fuentes, LJ Manns, Randy Plummer, Alec Richard, Elias Rodriguez, Sebastian Siojo, Andrew Valenzuela 2016 Downbeat Magazine Winner, Large Jazz Ensemble
For more information contact Charlie Richard at:
email@example.com (951) 222-8331
Riverside City College * Henry W. Coil, Sr. and Alice Edna Coil School for the Arts * 3890 University Ave Riverside, CA 92501