The BC Band is back in its new and improved home. The former SAM building, now known as the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center, has opened its doors to students for the fall of 2014. The space has not officially opened to the public, but there are plans for its big debut in the spring. In the mean time the students and faculty are getting settled in and enjoying the advantages of regular access to rehearsal and performance space. We hope you'll see the venue in person...it's truly amazing!
You can view some of the architectural sketches here: http://www.ibigroup.com/projects/bakersfield-college-performing-arts-modernization-1
If you're a current, recent, (or not so recent) Bakersfield College Renegade Band member, dust off that instrument and make plans to be at BC this weekend for the big 2013 Homecoming football game. Mr. Robby Martinez will be leading the group this Saturday, October 26th. Download your music RIGHT HERE and get in touch with Mr. Martinez at 661-395-4546 if you have any questions. We hope you'll all be a part of this Centennial Homecoming event! Go Gades!
This Wednesday night at 7pm, come join the BC Concert Band in their new home for the semester. We're opening the doors to the Dance Room (Gym 202) for an "Open House" Fall Concert. The band will present a variety of works from Haydn to Holsinger. Admission is free, so make yourself at home this Wednesday night at Bakersfield College.
Some very exciting things are coming soon. For now, everything is still under wraps...shrink wrap to be precise :) Stay tuned for details in the next few weeks.
If you are a music major at BC (or even considering becoming one) you should seriously consider taking the following course this summer beginning Monday, June 3:
MUSC B2 - Basic Elements of Music 50438 3.0 units MTWTh 08:00am - 11:20am Bakersfield Main Campus FA 65 June 3-27
If you take this class, you will increase your understanding of how written music works, which will help you succeed in any future music course. Also, MUSC B2 is the pre-requisite for the music theory and ear-training series of courses that are required for the music major. These courses (MUSC B4A/B15A, MUSC B4B/B15B, and MUSC B4C/B15C) are each offered only once per year and must be taken in order. MUSC B4A/B15A are in the schedule this fall. If you miss the opportunity to take these courses then, you will have to wait another entire year before you can start the series, which takes 3 semesters to complete.
Of course, if you are a music major and are already on track with the music theory sequence--good for you! Stick with it!
Bakersfield College Department of Performing Arts Presents
Second Annual Instrumental Music Spring Concert
Featuring BC Brass and BC Drumline directed by Tim Heasley
and the BC Jazz Ensemble directed by Kris Tiner
Thursday, April 25
Bakersfield College Gym & Huddle
Suggested donation: $8 general, $5 students/staff/seniors
Come feel the music at Bakersfield College on April 25th as the BC Brass Ensemble and BC Drumline join forces with the BC Jazz Ensemble for the second annual Instrumental Music Spring Concert. BC Brass will kick off the evening at 7:00 in the BC Gym with an eclectic mix of brass arrangements from Copland to Corea, and then the BC Drumline will perform their 2013 competitive program, The Blueprint. The Jazz Ensemble will close the evening with an outdoor set featuring the raucously swinging music of Charles Mingus. All proceeds benefit the BC Instrumental Music program. For more information call 661-395-4404.
Come to BC this Thursday night for a FREE evening of music in motion! The BC Brass Ensemble and BC Drumline will be presenting preview performances of their spring semester productions.
This event will take place in the BC Gym at 7pm. Parking is free in the SE parking lot (east of the stadium). Enter through the "Huddle" and head downstairs.
The BC Brass Ensemble will be presenting an eclectic mix of brass arrangements, from orchestral fanfares to Latin jazz. The BC Drumline will perform their 2013 competitive program, The Blueprint.
Tax deductible donations will be accepted to help support the equipment needs of the brass ensemble and to offset travel expenses for the drumline's upcoming trip to Dayton, OH for WGI Percussion World Championships.
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BC Brass is open to anyone with experience on a brass instrument no matter the level. There is no formal audition required, and the only cost is registration for the class. Just show up with your instrument* on Wednesday, Jan 16th from 6-9pm at Bakersfield College - Forum 102.
More details will be discussed at the first meeting. RSVP at bcrenegadeband.org/join and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Share this info with your friends!
*The college has some instruments available to loan, but please bring your own equipment if possible (at least a mouthpiece). All brass instruments (concert, marching, etc.) are welcome!
**The registration fee in waived for HS students! Download the attached document and start to get it completed ASAP. You will need this to register in person for the class. More info at http://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/admissions/concurrent/
Calling all BC Renegade Band alumni: It's time to celebrate our annual Homecoming this Saturday, November 10, 2012. Check out http://bcalumniband.org for details!