Jazz Big Band

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BIG BAND

 

The AA-SPA big band program offers training for middle school, high school, and adults students who wish to play in a jazz band. Students study jazz repertoire, develop improvisation skills, and build on their ability to work as a group. Students have the opportunity to play great arrangements and compositions while working on skills in reading, phrasing, and improvising.

Please call the office at 734.213.2000 to set up an audition time.

Instruments needed for the Big Band auditions:
Trumpets
Saxophones (Alto, Tenor, Baritone)
Trombones
Piano
Double Bass
Drums
Guitar
Clarinet
French Horn
Euphonium
Tuba

Audition Requirements:
For 7th-12th grade and Adults students
4 Major Scales
Short prepared piece (no longer than 5 minutes)
Improvisation on Blues (optional)
Sight Reading (provided)

Instructor: Paul Finkbeiner

Rehearsals:

Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm

Tuition for Big Band:
$280/term OR

FALL & SPRING: $532/Terms