Now accepting members for 2022-23!
These are in-person ensembles, held at the VSO School
|Lunchtime Big Band|
with Alan Matheson
|11:30-1pm||for adult players||$575|
(discount fee $515)
|Evening Big Band|
with Dan Hersog
|6:30-8:30pm||For players age 14-21yrs|| $595|
(discount fee $545)
Evening Big Band is now underway, and Lunchtime Big Band is currently postponed. Both ensembles rehearse on Mondays, and will have a range of performance opportunities in 2022-23, in Pyatt Hall, The Vancouver Playhouse, and more.
- Lunchtime Big Band rehearses and performs a wide range of jazz orchestra music from the 1920s to the present day including works by Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams and Alan Matheson. Ensemble playing skills and solo jazz improvisation concepts will be covered in our classes, which provide a creative way to spend the lunch hour.
- Evening Big Band explores jazz music in its many forms. Repertoire will be selected from early works to contemporary jazz-rock fusion and even elements of free jazz. Students will perform repertoire by a wide variety of composers, including works composed and specially arranged by the Director.
To join a VSOSoM Big Band, please record a short sample that is a good representation of your current playing level, and click the “Apply Now” button to submit.
Participants joining the ensemble mid-year will be offered a prorated fee.
View VSOSoM 2022-23 Registration Policies