Published on: August 05, 2010How can you drum up some fun or jazz up your semester at Lone Star College-CyFair? Join the Symphonic Band or Jazz Ensemble.
Dr. John Wolfskill, director of LSC-CyFair bands, can help students put some music into their course schedules with his Tuesday/Thursday afternoon Symphonic Band MUEN 1124 class or his Wednesday night Jazz Ensemble MUEN 1127 class.
The Symphonic Band class, for those who play flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone, baritone, and percussion, is the study of a wide variety of literature for wind and percussion instruments through rehearsal and performance.
The Jazz Ensemble class, for those who play horns and rhythm or piano, guitar, bass and drums, is the study and performance of big band jazz including swing, Latin, rock and other jazz styles.
Students not only have the opportunity to perform in college concerts, but to compete and perform at the annual Texas Music Educator Association’s Convention.
After a state-wide audition process, LSC-CyFair Symphonic Band members and saxophone players Sean McLellan (alto), Matthew Janik (tenor) and Bryan Menelas (baritone), earned positions in the Texas Community College Band Directors Association All-State Band. Janik and Menelas also won first chair.
“The auditions are rigorously challenging and highly competitive. Most junior colleges don’t have members make the band,” said Wolfskill. “So we were very proud of their accomplishment and that three exceptional instrumental musicians represented LSC-CyFair at the 2010 TMEA Convention.”
For information on the LSC-CyFair Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble, contact Wolfskill at John.firstname.lastname@example.org or 281.290.3403. Fall classes start Aug. 30 so register now at lonestar.edu/registration.