Musical Groups

Students and community members come together for the SPSCC Jazz Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Choral Ensembles.

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Choral Ensembles

SPSCC Percival Choir is the large, community-based choral ensemble at SPSCC open to everyone at the college and in the broader community. Concerts are held near the end of each term, and the group performs a diverse range of music including major choral-orchestral repertoire, modern octavos, jazz standards, and music from around the world.

How to Join: No experience is necessary and there is no formal audition. 

SPSCC Chamber Singers is the smaller, select vocal ensemble at SPSCC also open to all students at the college and in the community. Much of the repertoire is a cappella and ranges from 16th-century madrigals to 21st-century popular music. Movement is sometimes added to the performance, and each singer must be able to work well independently and as a member of the ensemble. The group performs in concert near the end of each term at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts and at other invited events both on and off campus.

How to Join: No formal audition is required, but previous choral experience is recommended.

Contact Choir Director John Guarente for more information.

Jazz Band

The SPSCC Jazz Band is comprised of SPSCC students and community members. The SPSCC Jazz Band rehearses and performs big band and small ensemble arrangements of jazz standards, bebop, Latin jazz, and funk. Performances are held at the end of each quarter, both on and off campus.

How to join: Members should be proficient in their instruments, be able to read music, and attend all class sessions and concerts.

Contact Jazz Band Director Brad Schrandt for more information.

Symphony Orchestra

SPSCC Symphony Orchestra is comprised of students and community members. Standard symphonic orchestral literature is studied and rehearsed. Performances are scheduled near the end of each academic quarter.

How to Join: Orchestra members are expected to be good music sight readers and to possess at least high school playing ability. Participation requires an interview with the director and may also require an informal audition.

Contact Orchestra Director Cameron May for more information.

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