Formed in the fall of 2000, the Clayton Community Big Band is a full size instrumental jazz ensemble comprised of Clayton State University music students and talented volunteers in the surrounding community. Participation is open to performers on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, and drums. Selection is based on instrument needs and formal audition. The CCBB attempts to preserve the 80-year tradition of large jazz ensembles, and its repertoire includes music of all jazz styles, including swing, Latin, American standards, blues, fusion, and contemporary idioms. The band's high-energy performances include two full-length concerts per year in Morrow's prestigious Spivey Hall, as well as occasional appearances in the local area. The ensemble's performing season runs from August to May.
Things To Know:
Instrumentalists who wish to audition should contact director Stacey Houghton to schedule an appointment. Auditions are typically held at the beginning of every semester for students who wish to be enrolled for university credit, but they may be held anytime when a particular vacancy exists in a section. Specific requirements are as follows:
Please contact the director at StaceyHoughton@clayton.edu for suggestions and appropriate audition materials
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