JVH is planning to expend their “School of Rock” into a grades 6-12 outside-the-timetable “Stage Band”, starting in September 2019! This group will have rehearsals for two hours a week for the duration of the school year with plans to go on tour in May or early June, 2020.
What is a big band? A big band (Stage Band) is a type of musical ensemble that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section. Big bands originated during the early 1910s and dominated jazz in the early 1940s when swing was most popular.
4 Fine Arts Credits will be available to grades 10-12 students. This group will be by invitation or audition only, as the band will be committing to practicing and performing.
Picture seen above is from 1984