The Conejo Institute Of Music "Basie" Band (2:00pm-3:20pm)
A Jazz band for students who will be in grades 9-10 in Fall 2019. If you have already played with a Conejo Institute of Music ensemble, please see info below for the "Jazz Orchestra."
This is an intermediate level Jazz ensemble geared primarily towards students with no high school playing experience and at least 2 years of middle school music experience on ANY instrument. Students in this class will have the opportunity to work with select 10/11/12 grade student section leaders, guest instrument coaches, and various high school alumni in collegiate music programs. This group will perform on the July 18 Finale Concert.
The Conejo Institute Of Music Jazz Orchestra (3:30pm-5:00pm)
This big band is primarily for advanced Jazz students entering grades 10, 11 & 12 in Fall 2019. This is an advanced level Jazz ensemble for students with at least 1-2 years of high school Jazz band experience. Students in this group will have advanced skills in sight-reading & soloing. The group will rehearse from 3:30pm-5:00pm Monday through Thursday. This group will perform on the July 18 Finale Concert.
Jazz Combos & Improvisation Workshop (2:00pm-3:20pm & 3:30pm-5:00pm)
The Jazz Combo and Improvisation Workshop uses an ensemble setting to explore topics such as theory, ear training, solo techniques, and musical interaction. This allows students to directly apply what they learn to the music they are working on. The class is directed by Dave Robaire who also directs the jazz combo classes at AHS during the school year. The class will utilize songs from the Summer Jazz bands as material for exploring these soloing techniques, which will be a tremendous benefit to anyone signing up for both the Jazz Combo and "Basie" band or Jazz Orchestra courses. This group will also perform on the July 18 Finale Concert.