What to prepare for big band auditions:
*A song or etude that you makes you sound good
*Major scales
*Optional improvisation for a song or blues of your choice
*Be prepared to sight read.

For more information about the RCC Music Program, please visit the following websites:

www.rccband.org - Marching Tigers
www.rccchoir.com
www.rccpercussion.com
www.rccguitar.com

www.rccwindensemble.com
Riverside City College
http://www.coilschoolforthearts.com

You must apply to RCC and be accepted before a semester starts:

https://www.rcc.edu/services/admissions/Pages/Apply.aspx

For full-time student big bands:

Jazz Ensemble, MWF 12:15pm-1:45,
Charlie Richard, director, charles.richard@rcc.edu

Jazz Lab Band #1, MWF 2pm-3:30,
James Rocillo, Director, james.rocillo@rcc.edu

Jazz Lab Band #2, MW 5pm-6:30,
Brian Mantz, director, brian.mantz@rccd.edu

For community big bands:

Community students/players are encouraged to contact the appropriate
conductor and attend the first rehearsal.

Mondays 7:30pm-9:30, Kevin Mayse & Charlie Richard,
directors, kevin.mayse@rcc.edu, charles.richard@rcc.edu

Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30, Brian McNair,
director, Brian.McNair@rccd.edu

Thursdays 7:30pm-9:30, Steven Ragsdale,
director, sragsdalemusic@gmail.com

For combos:

There will be multiple combos with meeting times arranged to fit the students' schedules. We have the combo meeting and organization of students on the first Friday of the semester
at 1:15pm in the band room. At that meeting we'll match up students with similar backgrounds, ability and schedules.

We have grown to 6 jazz ensembles this year!

Auditions are held the first week of a semester. Full-time students please attend one or more of the rehearsals on the 1st Monday at 12:15pm, 2pm or 5pm in the band room (all at the Coil School for the Arts). The audition process will be further explained and scheduled there.

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The 2021 fall semester has begun! Audition information is on the Auditions page. Auditions are due by Wednesday night! On August 3, 2021 the RCCD Board Of Trustees resolved that all students, staff and faculty must be vaccinated for Covid before setting foot on campus this fall.