Kalamazoo Valley Community College

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Instrumental Ensemble Opportunities

KVCC offers several possible instrumental ensemble experiences for students and members of the community. MUS110 KVCC Campus Band is a mixed instrumental performing group open to brass, woodwind, string, and percussion players. The ensemble explores a variety of musical styles and performs for KVCC events such as Commencement, Common's Mini-Concerts, semester concerts, and other special events on campus.

Under the course heading of MUS 107, students may participate for credit in the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra. This off-campus ensemble requires an audition for permission to enter. Following a successful audition, you may perform with the orchestra as either a credit or noncredit participant. Contact Chris Garrett (488-4102 or cgarrett@kvcc.edu) for information on setting up an audition.

KVCC students may also perform with instrumental ensembles at other area colleges and universities and receive KVCC credit for their experience. In past semesters KVCC students have performed with the Western Michigan University Bronco Marching Band, Kalamazoo Community Concert Band, and the Kalamazoo College & Community Orchestra. For more information regarding these opportunities, contact Chris Garrett, Instructor of Music at KVCC, (269) 488-4102 or e-mail: cgarrett@kvcc.edu