Big Band (2 Part Payment)

Big Band (2 Part Payment)

175.00 every 5 months for 10 months

Band Director: Daniel Merritt

Time: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 P.M

Full Year

Place: Sycamore Center, 301 N 4th St, Steubenville, OH 43952

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Big Band is one of the most exciting classes MSW offers. Daniel Merritt is a teacher from New Orleans, who has grown up in, around and playing music. With your participation, he’ll be leading a jazz and swing band dedicated to exploring the intricacies and history of American jazz music; mastering the great jazz standards; learning the skill of improvization; improving and perfecting instrumental technique; developing reading and music theory abilities; playing in unique live performances (including many swing dances!) in and around Steubenville, and providing musicians with an exciting opportunity to try out their own compositions. Unlike the junior high’s Little Big Band, high school students can join the Big Band with (almost) any instrument, but the Big Band is especially keen to gather the standard tool-set of great jazz music: Trumpet, trombone; alto, tenor and baritone saxophone; flute, clarinet; drums, upright (double bass), piano, guitar, banjo, violin, vibraphone, auxiliary percussion, and so forth. Students will receive sheet music and folders from MSW, but are asked to bring their own instrument and music stand.

If you have questions, please contact the Big Band Director, Daniel Merritt: daniel.mafou@gmail.com

If are signing up for the class, and have not registered yet, please fill out the Registration Form.