If you already play an instrument, but need some time to "get your chops back", this is the group for you. While in this group you are also eligible to participate in the Concert Band. Upon completion of the "I Recommend" lesson book, you are ready to begin participation in Concert Band and Jazz Band. The Jazz Band rehearses at the same time as the Intermediate Band however. The conductor is Rick Mongrain. Join any time
Jazz Band 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Allows musicians to improve their playing and music-reading skills. The Jazz Band is an ensemble that focuses on jazz rhythms, improv skills and learning basic jazz-related pieces and styles including blues, big-band, Latin jazz, and reggae. Musicians are encouraged to also play with the Concert Band (see below). Mike Lucas conducts the Jazz Band. Join any time
Concert Band 7:15 - 8:30 pm
The principal ensemble of the MHCB, always improving musical skills while performing high-quality music under professional musician and conductor Mike Lucas. Join any time
Jazz Combo 7:15 - 8:30 pm
Primarily plays jazz standards with an emphasis on developing small group improvisational skills. Richard Mongrain conducts this band. Join with permission of the conductor.