Archive for the ‘Progressions’ Category

Field Trip: SJZ Progressions Students Visit SF Symphony Youth Orchestra

May 10, 2017

This guest post from Progressions Director Julie Rinard recaps the field trip Progressions students recently took to see an open dress rehearsal by the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. Thanks to the support of Haynes & Boone, LLP, Santa Clara Vanguard and San Jose Jazz, Progressions students and family members took a field trip to watch the dress rehearsal of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra last Saturday. Progressions brass instructor and former member of …

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SJZ PROGRESSIONS SUMMER MUSIC CAMP AND CONCERT

July 20, 2016

The third annual SJZ Progressions Summer Music Camp is off to a great start at Valley Christian Schools. Forty-five students are participating in the camp, which runs July 11-22. This year, beginning composition and improvisation classes have been added to challenge and excite our developing musicians. Camp staff are taking advantage of the music lab at Valley Christian and experimenting with the best methods for exposing students to apps like Garage Band and other music technology …

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SJZ Progressions Announces Concert and Summer Music Camp Dates

May 25, 2016

Join San Jose Jazz Progressions students and families for a concert and celebration on Saturday, June 4 at 12pm at the Yerba Buena High School auditorium, 1855 Lucretia Ave., San Jose, CA 95122. We are proud of the accomplishments of our students and look forward to sharing their musical gifts with the community! The concert is free and open to the public. In the past month, Progressions students have continued to hone their performance skills. …

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Stepping into Spring with SJZ Progressions

March 24, 2016

This is the time of year when things really start to get good with San Jose Jazz Progressions – students have been playing their instrument for nearly seven months straight, they know and trust their peers, and have developed tight-knit relationships with the staff. We become more agile, and are poised to play “stretch” pieces and venture into new settings. But the best part of all is we still have another two months to gel as …

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Progressions 2.0 – Celebrating Our Students’ Growth at a Concert on Saturday, Dec. 12

December 11, 2015

As we enter this season of gratitude, we hope you will join us this Saturday, December 12 as we present a Nucleo concert featuring all Progressions students. The event takes place at Santee Elementary School (1313 Audubon Dr., San Jose) at 10:30 am. It is free and open to the public. We encourage all supporters to join us for this festive holiday event in celebration of the accomplishments of our students! As Progressions enters its …

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Progressions: March 2015 Update

March 10, 2015

Progressions has been busy this past month! Our Intermediate Band recently had a double coming-out party, so to speak, and this past Saturday Progressions students got to watch renowned pianist Alexander Ghindin play a triple encore solo piano concert at Foothill College thanks to a partnership with the Steinway Society of the Bay Area. Saturday, February 28 18 Intermediate Band kids performed to a supportive crowd at the Mayor’s Annual Crime and Gang Prevention Summit …

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Spring 2015: What’s On Deck for Progressions

February 1, 2015

Progressions students and staff been hard at work these past few months. The fall semester culminated with a full house Nucleo performance on Saturday, December 6 at Santee Elementary School featuring 125 proud Progressions students. The intermediate band played the entire version of The Sky and Jingle Bells, our beginning band gave their first ever public performance, our 2nd and 3rd grade singers sang Hip-Hop Reindeer, a cool holiday tune that got the crowd on …

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