This group is a continuation of Beginning Band and uses Standard of Excellence Book 3. 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 Jazz-Blues Band. Upon completion of SOE Book 3, you are ready to begin participation in Concert Band. The conductor is Rick Mongrain.
Jazz-Blues Band 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Allows continuing learners to improve their playing and music-reading skills. The Jazz-Blues 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. Opportunities provided for musicians to "play up" with the Concert Band (see below). Mike Lucas conducts the Jazz-Blues Band.
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.
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 any time.