Registration is Open        Summer Session 1: June 17-July 21 • Summer Session 2: July 22-August 25

Big Band 101,
Steve Ryals,
Thursday, 7:45-9:15pm

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Open to beginning musicians (with at least some reading skills), Big Band 101 provides the opportunity to learn basic big band skills and to play music in the styles of Basie, Goodman, and others. Big Band 101 is open to players Level 1 and above and can accept expanded/duplicative instrumentation.
Instructor Steve Ryals is a retired band music educator and a professional musician equally skilled on woodwinds and trumpet.

Acoustic piano, drumset, and amp are provided.

Student Requirements

Punctual attendance and desire to learn to play big band jazz.

Students supply their instrument.


Homework is comprised of playing assignments based on the ensemble music and individual needs.