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Performing Ensembles

The primary focus of the ACC Music Department is making music.

Both music majors and non-music majors experience live music performance through participation in music ensembles, private instruction, and a variety of public performances.

Concerts are scheduled throughout the year. The 370-seat theater is the home for many of these performances. Additionally, ACC ensembles perform throughout the Alvin community and Brazoria County, and the state of Texas.

  Vocal Ensembles

The Concert Choir is open to all who like to sing and provides opportunities to perform with a quality choral ensemble while a student at ACC. Both music majors and non-music majors participate in the choral program.

The ensemble performs at least two concerts per year and is often accompanied by a professional orchestra on major works. Student soloists have many opportunities to perform in these concerts.

Choir members may audition for the Texas Two Year College All State Choir. If chosen, these students will spend four days in San Antonio at the Texas Music Educators' Conference in rehearsals and performance. All members of the Concert Choir will attend the Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium's Choral Festival that occurs every spring.

Scholarships are available for participating in the Concert Choir.

Rehearsals times are printed in the class schedule.

Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers is an audition ensemble that performs a wide variety of music from Renaissance madrigals to pop and jazz standards. These students perform numerous concerts per year and are regularly called upon to perform in local parades, community events, and Texas state functions.

Scholarships are available for participating in the Concert Choir.

Rehearsal times are printed in the class schedule.

Contact is Kevin Moody at 281.756.3587 .

Instrumental Ensembles

Concert Band
The Concert Band is composed of wind and percussion players. Music majors and non-music majors, as well as ACC faculty perform with this group. The concert band performs a variety of traditional and contemporary wind band music. The ACC concert band, along with the Alvin Community Band, perform at least one concert per semester and other performances as scheduled.

Band members may audition for the Texas Community College Band Directors Association All-State Concert Band. If chosen, these students will spend four days in San Antonio at the Texas Music Educators' Conference in rehearsals and performance. Admission to this group is open to all ACC students with director approval.

Scholarships are available for participating in the Concert Band.

Rehearsal times are printed in the class schedule.

Jazz Band

The Jazz Band provides instrumentalists with opportunities to learn and perform music in the jazz and pop realm. While instrumentation can vary, traditional big band instrumentation is followed, including trumpets, trombones, saxophones, piano, bass guitar, guitar and drums.

Jazz band members may audition for the Texas Community College Band Directors Association All-State Jazz ensemble. If chosen, these students will spend four days in San Antonio at the Texas Music Educators' Conference in rehearsals and performance. The stage band performs concerts on campus as well as at jazz festivals throughout the state.

Scholarships are available for participating in the Jazz Band.

Rehearsal times are printed in the class schedule.

The Alvin Community Band

The Alvin Community Band was founded in 1994 and is an extension of ACC's music program. The band consists of amateur and professional musicians from the gulf coast area and performs 6 to 8 concerts per year. In addition to campus concerts the Alvin Community Band performs at a variety of community events and activities. Membership is open to college students and adults who play wind and percussion instruments. Experienced high school students are sometimes allowed based on instrumentation needs.  The band is co-directed by Jerry Perkins.

Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

ACC Summer Community Jazz Ensemble

The Summer Jazz Ensemble is made up of amateur musicians, professional musicians and college students. The jazz band performs a variety of traditional big band music from to 1940's to today's modern arrangements. This ensemble performs at least one concert and usually records a CD in our recording studios. Membership is open to experienced musicians based on director recommendation.

Rehearsals are on Mondays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
12 week summer session June – August only.

Other Ensembles are offered based on interest and enrollment. These instrumental ensembles include, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Guitar Ensemble.

Contact David Griffith at 281.756.3588

 

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