Session Band - Groups

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Description

Swing, blues, rock and pop are all part of the musical fare for the Session Orchestra.

In a standard big band line up of trumpets, saxophones and trombones supported with a rhythm section of drums, bass, keyboard and rhythm guitar, the Jazz Orchestra takes players from Grade 3  

Young players explore the world of improvisation with repertoire from ‘laid back’ ballads to ‘up tempo’ dance numbers.

With performances at Warwick Arts Centre, the Belgrade Theatre, the Godiva Festival and Coventry Motofest, the band is known for being exciting and uplifting.

These group is for more advanced players only. Sign up here

Session band flyer 2024
Age range Age 11-18
Grade Grade 3+
Instruments Trumpet, trombone, sax, clarinet, guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drum kit
Music director Mark Allison
Day and time Wednesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Place Spotlight Room, The Albany Theatre
Fee £40 per term
Repertoire Swing, blues, rock and pop are all part of the musical fare for the Session Orchestra.
Rehearsal dates Groups will resume week beginning 16th September 2024

AUTUMN TERM DATES
week beginning 2nd Sep no groups or lessons
week beginning 9th Sep no groups or lessons
week beginning 16th Sep week 1 - sign up week
week beginning 23rd Sep week 2(may be room changes)
week beginning 30th Sep week 3
week beginning 7th Oct week 4
week beginning 14th Oct week 5
week beginning 21st Oct week 6
week beginning 28th Oct half term - no groups
week beginning 4th Nov week 7
week beginning 11th Nov week 8
week beginning 18th Nov week 9 (may be room changes)
week beginning 25th Nov week 10
week beginning 2nd Dec week 11
week beginning 9th Dec week 12 - end of term sharings
week beginning 16th Dec catch up week for tues
groups/Christmas Concert
SPRING TERM DATES
week beginning 6th Jan no groups or lessons
week beginning 13th Jan no groups or lessons
week beginning 20th Jan week 13
week beginning 27th Jan week 14
week beginning 3rd Feb week 15
week beginning 10th Feb week 16
week beginning 17th Feb Half term no groups
week beginning 24th Feb week 17
week beginning 3rd Mar week 18
week beginning 10th Mar week 19
week beginning 17th Mar week 20
week beginning 24th Mar week 21
week beginning 31st Mar week 22
week beginning 7th April End of term sharings

SUMMER TERM DATES
Week beginning 28th Apr week 24
week beginning 5th May week 25
week beginning 12th May week 26
week beginning 19th May week 27
week beginning 26th May (half term) - no groups
week beginning 2nd Jun week 28
week beginning 9th Jun week 29
week beginning 16th Jun week 30
week beginning 30th Jul showcase