Jazz Band
Grade 6-12 | 12-22 Participants
Thursday (2:55-4:25 pm) | Ensemble Room (H329)
Year-Long Programme | Cost: $520

The Jazz Band was founded in 2009 and has managed to become an important element in the music life at GESS. This CCA is open for students who have been playing their instruments for at least 1 year and who are interested in performing music in an ensemble. Students able to play the following instruments are invited to join the band: saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, guitar, bass, piano and drums. The music ranges from rock through to Latin beats to classic blues and jazz. Expectations: Students should have at least one year of playing experience and be able to read notation. Participants will be required to perform both in and out of school. Performances might happen during weekends. Excellent attendance is expected. Language of instruction will be English.


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Jacek Dubiel started teaching music at GESS in 2012. He previously held music positions in Canada and Peru. He is passionate about music, promotes ensemble playing and has extensive experience working with concert bands, jazz bands, guitar ensembles and as well as smaller groups.