WBJS Concert Band, Jazz Band and Reading Band

WBJS Concert Band, Jazz Band and Reading Band
June 23, 2020 Comments Off on WBJS Concert Band, Jazz Band and Reading Band Blog admin

Concert Band: directed by Gene Kierman

Concert Band is the Largest ensemble and consists of close to 50 boys from Grade 4 to 7. Rehearsals include sectionals on Tuesday mornings before school and a full rehearsal on Thursday mornings. Repertoire includes the usual standard concert band pieces along with some contemporary music. This ensemble is the busiest with performances and takes part in all school performances as well as the many collaborations with our sister and brother schools of the Wynberg Campus.

Jazz Band: directed by Gene Kierman

Jazz Band is a smaller ensemble of boys from Grade 4 to 7 nominated by their instrumental teachers. Rehearsals are Friday mornings before school. Repertoire includes Jazz standards, Latin, Funk and African jazz, the band also includes more contemporary music. Performances include internal concerts as well as public stages such as the Cape Town Big band Jazz Festival.

Reading Band: directed by Gene Kierman

Reading Band is a new project conceived around the notion of basic music literacy.

Daily exposure to reading music is one of the most useful practises for young music students.

Just like in conventional academic pursuits, literacy is fundamental to developing capable young musicians.

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