SoCA Honour Jazz Ensemble rehearsing in the Rehearsal Hall

High School Honours Jazz Ensemble 2023

In September 2017, 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. It is a hit with students and parents!

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. Please contact Mr. Fazecash directly faz@uwindsor.caThere is a $115 fee for successful applicants participating in the 10-week program.

The first rehearsal will begin January 9, 2024 until April 3, 2024. 

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 Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. in the Rehearsal Hall, room B22, at the new downtown School of Creative Arts  -- the former Windsor Armouries located at 37 University Avenue East, one block east of Ouellette Avenue in downtown Windsor.

Applications for the Winter 2024 semester honours jazz ensemble are now being accepted.

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 HJE2023-PDF form and returning to:

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

Please make cheques payable to "University of Windsor"


Updated: January 16, 2024

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