NL Jazz Orchestra

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The jazz/Swing Band provides our young people with an avenue into the tradition of jazz music which explores the rich vein of contemporary music that was born in the early part of the 20th century in the USA.

This ensemble is open to pupils who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone or rhythm section instruments by audition only.

Throughout the session the pupils are exposed to varied and challenging repertoire and experience the thrill of playing jazz and swing music in a “Big Band” environment.  The orchestra provides great experiences and a solid grounding for our young people who are keen to pursue this particular genre of music.

Rehearsals take place on a Monday after school from 4.30pm – 6.30pm in Caldervale High School where the pupils work towards a Christmas Concert in Motherwell Concert Hall and a Spring concert held in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.