Under the direction on Professor Harbaugh the second jazz band has developed into to an excellent ensemble. The ensemble is designed to prepare students to succeed in becoming good jazz educators and prepare to audition for to play in Jazz 1. A recent student who is now attending CWU had auditioned and sat in with the first jazz bands at other regional institutions and stated “ The second band here is better than the first bands at all the other schools I have visited”
The ensemble has consistently performed music that is transcribed recording of big band literature from bands such as Buddy Rich, Kenny Clarke/ Francy Boland, Woody Herman, and the University of North Texas . The group performs each quarter on campus and has played at regional jazz festivals and high schools.
Dedicated high school and college-aged string players and pianists are attending the 12th annual KaiCWU Music Celebrates Banner Year
International competitions and performances. Award-winning faculty, students, and alumni. Collabora"Ode To Joy" Peace Concert Celebrates Humanity At CWU May 25
An unconventional concert to celebrate all that is good in human hearts will be held at Central Wash