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Summer Guitar  Workshop
July 28, July, 30 & August 1  Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:30pm-7:00pm
Come join Evan Oxenhandler, guitar instructor at Brazosport College, this summer for a three night guitar class!  In these sessions, Evan will cover topics ranging from, but not limited to, chord voicings, improvisation, theory, repertoire, aural skills, and technique.  Evan's primary area of expertise is jazz, however practitioners of all genres are welcome.  This class is intended as an intermediate level course.  Participants should have a good understanding of the following areas in order to sign up: basic chords (open and barre), scales (major and blues), alternate picking, basic harmony, and some technical proficiency.  Evan will cover the fundamentals of intermediate guitar, and will also tailor the class to meet the individual needs of the students.  Hope to see you there! The cost of Summer Guitar Workshop is $80 per student. 
BC Summer Jazz Band
June 2-July 3 Mondays & Thursdays 6:30pm-9:00pm
BC Summer Jazz Band will rehearse on Monday & Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9 pm starting on Monday, June 2 and concluding with a concert on Thursday, July 3. Students may enroll by contacting Community Education at 979-230-3600 or visiting For further information, contact Richard Birk at 979-230-3272 or
Jazz Improvisation: Styles and Techniques
June 23 - June 27
David Box, Instructor
Build a foundation for approaching jazz improvisation while learning how to transcribe on your own, and how to incorporate transcription study during practice time. Topics introduced during this course will include major, minor, dominant, and blues scale applications and patterns, as well as the ii-V-I chord progression, where it occurs, and how to identify it. Blues and standard song forms will be analyzed as well as how to “realize chord changes” using scales and patterns. This course will benefit beginners and experienced players alike. As part of this course, you will have the opportunity to utilize “play-alongs” for optimized practice time, and also examine a transcription of a classic jazz standard. Please bring your instrument as all students will perform during the class. The cost of the workshop is $80 per student.
Monday, June 23, 8pm-9:30pm
Tuesday, June 24, 7pm-9pm
Wednesday, June 25, 7pm-9pm
Thursday, June 26, 8pm-9:30pm
Friday, June 27, 7pm-9pm
1st Annual Gator Percussion Ensemble
Camp & Concert
 July 21, 23, 25 & 27
The Gator Percussion camp is a one week thrill ride of percussion music making.  The camp will be focused on world and pop music from Trinidad, Tobago, The Americas, and more.  This camp is designed to give percussionists an opportunity to learn and grow as musicians in an ensemble as well as have fun “jamming out” on some great tunes!  Our focus will be on total inclusion for all participants on music appropriate to their skill level.  This will allow all participants, regardless of ability/experience, to focus on musical expression, ensemble, and technical concepts without feeling overwhelmed by the level of difficulty. 
This year’s camp instructors are professional players and educators in the field of percussion throughout Texas.  Participants will get small and large group instruction and coaching from the camp’s highly qualified staff. 
The camp will include three days of rehearsal and an afternoon concert.  All participants will receive a Gator Percussion Camp T-Shirt as well as a recording of the performance.
The cost of the Gator Percussion Ensemble Camp is $80 per student.
Monday, July 21
7 to 9:30 pm - Workshops/Rehearsals
Wednesday, July 23
7 to 9:30 pm - Workshops/Rehearsals
Friday, July 25
7 to 9:30 pm - Workshops/Rehearsals
Sunday, July 27
3 pm  - Setup/Warmup
4:30 pm - Concert

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