performance groups & Drop-in music programs

ukulelians

PERFORMANCE GROUP

TUESDAY 5:00 – 6:30pm

This group welcomes those who are feeling comfortable on the ukulele and enjoy singing along. Play for the fun of it and receive some instruction at a higher level. This group will prepare to perform at community concerts and special events. They meet Tuesdays from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. New members are welcome on an ongoing basis with the option to attend in-person or on Zoom. As this is an already large group, space for in-person attendance is limited to 12-16 persons, as our occupancy limit allows.

moodswing orchestra

PERFORMANCE GROUP

THURSDAY 7:00-8:30pm

A group of about 15 musicians who enjoy playing the music of the big  band era. This partnership-based program provides excellent opportunities for members with or without an illness to enjoy music together and learn to play with an orchestra. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Most sections are open (with a particular need for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpets, trombone, French horn, clarinet and a guitarist).

recovery rock band

PERFORMANCE GROUP

SUNDAY 2:00-4:00pm

This low-barrier rock band is for adults recovering from mental illness or addictions and for anyone who wants to play rock music in support of mental health. They rehearse from 2-4 pm on Sundays (except long weekends).

moodswing chorus

PERFORMANCE GROUP

TUESDAY 7:00-9:00pm

This well-run, long-established group of mixed voices enjoys performing locally and attracts a wide variety of adult singers. They have a full-time keyboard accompanist, and their repertoire is taken from popular musical theatre, uplifting and folk styles. No previous experience is necessary, and all are welcome. Joe Hatherill and accompanist Jon Ziffle direct the group. Join this group of 8-15 singers for rehearsals on Tuesdays from 7-9 pm.

the haywires

PERFORMANCE GROUP

FRIDAY 2:00-4:00pm

The Haywires is a country-inspired group that likes to sing and swing! There are current openings for a violinist, drummer, pianist and mandoline. They rehearse Fridays from 2 – 4 pm.

minds at work

PERFORMANCE GROUP

4:00-6:00pm

A rhythm and blues band composed of 6 to 10 musicians. They rehearse weekly on Fridays from 4-6 pm and have openings in every section, including sax, vocals, trumpet, low brass, percussion., piano, guitar, trombone and second trumpet.

the eclectics

PERFORMANCE GROUP

THURSDAY 10:45-12:15

A relaxed group of musicians who develop a varied repertoire that suits the tastes and skills of the various members. They perform several public concerts during the year and rehearse Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

the fundamentals

DROP-IN GROUP

WEDNESDAY 1:00-3:00

This group parties every Wednesday from 1-3 pm. Members socialize, develop musical skills, gain self-confidence and enhance their self-esteem in an informal environment. There is room for pianos (provided), bass (provided), drums (kit provided), guitars (provided), instrumental soloists and vocalists (all lead sheets in concert pitch). Directed by Nick La Riviere. Coffee and snacks are served at 2 pm.

jazz improv

DROP-IN GROUP

THURSDAY 1:00-2:00

An open jam on jazz standards from the Real Book, facilitated by Jon Ziffle. Open to players who know their instrument and are looking for a challenge or want to try improvisation. New members and drop-ins are welcome at any time. Feel free to stop by and try it out. Every Thursday from 1-2 pm.

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