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Sponsored By Mrs. Joan and Dr. Irwin Jacobs

YLJC Jacobs Jazz Orchestra and Jacobs B-Band are TUITION-FREE programs, thanks to the generous sponsorship provided by Mrs. Joan Jacobs and Dr. Irwin Jacobs!

JACOBS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
&
JACOBS B-BAND

Who Is Eligible

All San Diego County middle and high school students are eligible for this tuition-free program. Spots are limited and placement is not guaranteed.

Tuition-Free

YLJC Jacobs Jazz Orchestra and Jacobs-B-Band are TUITION-FREE programs, thanks to the generous sponsorship provided by Mrs. Joan Jacobs and Dr. Irwin Jacobs!

What’s Included?

Curriculum: Jacobs Jazz B-Band (intermediate) and the Jacobs Jazz Orchestra (advanced) members are expected to practice their assignments at home and be ready to perform in class. Assignments range from learning new music, practicing their parts, transcribing solos, composing tunes, etc. 

Class Schedule: Jacob Jazz Orchestra and Jacobs B-Band both rehearses weekly on Monday evenings. You can view the class calendar here.

Performance Opportunities: Jacob Jazz Orchestra and Jacobs B-Band will have an opportunity to play in at least one Wednesday-evening concert at The Young Lions Series at Panama 66. In addition, we hope to travel to compititions in the near furture.

Auditions

Students who are currently registered and auditioning for our ensemble program for the 2024-25 season do not need to audition for big bands. We will use the video or in-person auditions as big band auditions. 

 

Students who are not registered or auditioning for our ensemble program the 2024-25 season will need to submit an audition video. After a student registers, we will email instructions.

Placement

Spots are limited and placement is not guaranteed. YLJC Artistic Director, Gilbert Castellanos, will evaluate students based on their abilities and place them into either the Jacobs Jazz B-Band (intermediate) or the Jacobs Jazz Orchestra (advanced). 

Registration

All students interested in joining Jacob's Jazz Orchestra or Jacobs B-Band must register.  There are no registration fees for this program.

Students already registered for the ensemble program for the 2024-25 season can request to be considered here.

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Students who are not registered for the ensemble program for the 2024-25 season can register here.

Only interested in tuition-free big band

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Sponsored By Mrs. Joan and Dr. Irwin Jacobs

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