High School Honour Jazz Ensemble

Bob Fazecash conducts the University Jazz EnsembleBob Fazecash conducts the University Jazz Ensemble
 
Last September, the University of Windsor School of Creative Arts initiated the “Honour Jazz Ensemble” under the direction of Mr. Robert Fazecash. The purpose of this group is to provide aspiring high school music students the opportunity to perform in a high-caliber jazz oriented youth ensemble.

This ensemble is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 by audition on the following instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Baritone), Piano, Bass, Guitar, Drums.
 
Auditions are by appointment and are ongoing starting in June. There is a $115 fee for successful applicants participating in the 10-week program, beginning Monday, Oct. 1 and finishing Dec. 10. The ensemble also runs during the Winter semester. 

Audition Requirements

  • One (1) prepared jazz excerpt of your choice (e.g. from an arrangement from your school group or a song from the Real Book)
  • Scales – up to 4 sharps and 4 flats
  • Sight Reading – Blues melody
  • Drums: demonstrate various styles (swing, latin, rock, funk)
 
Rehearsals are on Monday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. in the Rehearsal Hall, room B22, at the new downtown School of Creative Arts Armouries -- the former Windsor Armouries located at 37 University Avenue East, one block east of Ouellette Avenue in downtown Windsor.
 
The Winter semester rehearsals begin on Monday, January 7, 2019 and finishing May 13. 
 

Parents of all students must complete, sign and return a  UWindsor Parental Waiver form

All interested students please register by filling out the online registration here:
 Secure Online HJE Registration Form

or by downloading and filling out the HJE2018-PDF form and returning to:

 
Mr. Robert Fazecash
Director, Jazz Ensemble
The University of Windsor
School of Creative Arts/Music
401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, ON    N9E3P4
or email:  faz@uwindsor.ca

Please make cheques payable to "University of Windsor"