Questions? Contact US

New Westminster, British Columbia

Canada

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Conductor/Artistic Director:

​gvyma.wind.ensemble@gmail.com

Auditions Coordinator/Registration Inquiries:

gvyma.auditions@gmail.com

Board of Directors:

gvyma.board@gmail.com

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© 2009 by the Greater Vancouver Youth Music Academy

Jazz Bands

Signature

JazzBand

WHERE EXPRESSION AND INNOVATION

LEAD TO MUSICAL GREATNESS

The Signature Jazz Band is an unstoppable musical machine, performing over 30 charts a year of all styles, including Swing, Latin, Ballad, Funk, Fusion, and Rock. 

 

Members are encouraged to explore improvisation in a relaxed and supportive setting, while being trained to develop their ear, technical, and stylistic proficiency in all jazz idioms. 

This band performs charts from Glenn Miller, Maynard Ferguson, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, and Gordon Goodwin . As with the Symphonic Winds, iconic classics are mixed with modern masterpieces.

The season runs from September to June.

Rehearsals

Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

New West Secondary School

Massey Theatre

premier

JazzBand

A HOME FOR THE YOUNG ARTIST

This ensemble is an intermediate level stage band of developing skill and perseverance. Students with 2 - 4 years' experience with their instrument who are eager to enter the world of jazz will find a perfect home here. No previous jazz experience is required.

This ensemble plays all of the greats: from Count Basie to Wes Montgomery, to Stan Kenton and Gordon Goodwin. We aren't afraid of a challenge and we conquer all of the music placed on our stands. 

Rehearsals

Saturdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

New West Secondary School

Massey Theatre