What to prepare for big band auditions:
*A song or etude that you makes you sound good
*Optional improvisation for a song or blues of your choice
*Be prepared to sight read.
For more information about the RCC Music Program, please visit the following websites:
www.rccband.org - Marching Tigers
Riverside City College
You must apply to RCC and be accepted before a semester starts:
For full-time student big bands:
Jazz Orchestra, MWF 12:15pm-1:45,
Charlie Richard, director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz Ensemble, MWF 2pm-3:30,
James Rocillo, Director, email@example.com
Jazz Lab Band, MW 5pm-6:30,
Dr. Jeffrey Benedict, Jeffrey.Benedict@rccd.edu
For community big bands:
Community students/players are encouraged to contact the appropriate
conductor and attend the first rehearsal.
Mondays 7:30pm-9:30, Kevin Mayse & Charlie Richard,
directors, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30, Brian McNair,
Thursdays 7:30pm-9:30, Steven Ragsdale,
There will be multiple combos with meeting times arranged to fit the students' schedules. We have the combo meeting and organization of students on the first Friday of the semester
at 1:15pm in the band room. At that meeting we'll match up students with similar backgrounds, ability and schedules.
We have 6 large jazz ensembles this year!
Auditions are held the first week of a semester. Full-time students please attend one or more of the rehearsals on the 1st Monday at 12:15pm, 2pm or 5pm in the band room (all at the Coil School for the Arts). The audition process will be further explained and scheduled there.