You must apply to RCC and be accepted before a semester starts:

We have grown to 5 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 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,

Jazz Lab Band #1, MWF 2pm-3:30,
James Rocillo, Director,

Jazz Lab Band #2, MW 5pm-6:30,
Brian Mantz, director,

What to prepare for big band auditions:
*A song or etude that you makes you sound good
*Major scales
*Optional improvisation for a song or blues of your choice
*Be prepared to sight read.

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,

Thursdays 7:30pm-9:30, Steven Ragsdale,

For combos:

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.