WHAT: This new ensemble at Goucher that will play a mix of global rhythms, urban grooves, jazz, and a little funky street music.
WHO: Any students, ALUMNAE/I, or community members who want to play. We are especially eager to see alumnae/i come back to play.
WHEN: Initial rehearsals and performances will be held January 11-15 and January 19-22, 3-5 p.m.
We will initially be playing at a few Goucher basketball games, on January 13 (7 p.m.), January 20 (7 p.m.), and January 23 (2 p.m. and 4 p.m.). We hope to continue playing throughout the semester, and we might even play over the summer.
SKILL LEVEL: We can accommodate most skill levels. Reading music will help, but we will also do some improvisation and jamming.
INSTRUMENTS: Almost all instruments can be accommodated. We need drums, bass, guitar, and piano, plus whatever assortment of melody instruments you want to play. Come learn to play a drum or polish up your trumpet chops.
LEADERSHIP & COMPOSERS: We will need some tunes and charts—mostly lead sheets. We will also need some cheer/pep/pop/jam material in addition to the global stuff I can provide. Ultimately I’d like to have student or alum leadership that is self-sustaining over the long term.
MORE INFO: If you are interested, email José Antonio Bowen firstname.lastname@example.org.