Dance Band for Old Folks who: post-secondary music students what: rhythm section plus horns and a singer when: one performance per month where: greater Vancouver area why: to lift people’s spirits and provide experience playing dance music for an appreciate audience.
Brass Trio who: brass players who are interested in challenging repertoire what: French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone when: performances four times per year where: recital halls or churches why: a musical and educational goal for the players; also for people who enjoy listening to this sort of music
Trumpet and Organ who: trumpet players and church organists. what: church music. Preludes, special music in liturgies and postludes. when: special occasions in the church year. where: churches. why: it makes a church service a little more special.
Church Music who: brass players of all levels of ability (eg beginners to advanced). what: music arranged for quartet or quintet. From Palestrina to contemporary composers. when: three or four times a year, eg Easter, Christmas, Reformation Sunday, Christ the King Sunday. where: anywhere. why: gives people who want to play brass instruments in church a chance to play for their congregations.
Jazz Combo who: post-secondary music students what: jazz standards when: once or twice within the school year, but more than a few times in the summer where: close to home, wherever that might be for the players why: experience; make a few bucks
The Brothers Forbes Book who: anyone who wants to play jazz standards previously played by The Brothers Forbes. what: re-orchestrations of a gig book donated to the Douglas College Music Program when: whenever it is finished where: anywhere why: it’s a piece of Canadiana; part of our musical heritage. And some people enjoy this type of music.