Student Profile: Intermediate to advanced, ages 12–18

This fun, challenging workshop is designed to give keen music students an opportunity to work with specialist clinicians and performers to learn more about their instrument, gain experience playing with large or small ensembles and enjoy the thrill of performing in front of a large audience. Students should have at least one year of music instruction in school band, private lessons, or equivalent.


  • 20–25 hours per week of formal music instruction, Monday to Friday
  • British Columbia-certified teachers
  • a focus on mastery of music through performance
  • music enrichment to improve sight reading, listening, performance, and music theory
  • interaction with local and international students in a mentoring music environment
  • Master Classes and private lessons are available throughout the day for an additional fee.

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SummerBand 2017 Brochure

Programs conclude with an outdoor performance.

Switch Band

This two-week program is designed for students with at least one year of band experience who would like to try switching to a new instrument. The first week will be spent in small groups with teachers specializing in their new selected instrument. After the first few lessons, students will form a band on their new instruments and perform a concert at the end of the session. The ability to read music is a necessity.

Jazz Band and Rhythm & Blues Music

The Jazz Band workshop is for students who would like to experience jazz in Big Band. This workshop not only provides excellent instruction in a positive and fun environment, it is also an excellent opportunity for young rising stars to meet and develop their skills in a traditional big band setting. In addition to daily rehearsals, there are also master classes and improvisation sessions. The music will be energized with swing, latin, and rhythm and blues, and is open to saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, vocalists, and drum students.

Jazz Combos

Groups of 4-8 players work in small ensembles under the direction of a single teacher. All levels are welcome and groups will be organized so that students work with others at a similar level. The teachers may also perform with the students.

The Jazz Combos will focus on improvisation, rhythm and small group arrangements. The instrumentation will be rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass and drums) plus lead instruments consisting of almost anything else, including voice.

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SummerBand Brochure

SummerBand Brochure 2017

SummerBand Brochure

Published: April, 2017
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