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Feedback - Auditioning for a bass and a tenor

  Friday, November 9, 2018 by Dan Drysdale | Uncategorized

Feedback at River Run Centre  - opening for Philosopher Kings on November 8 2018

JamSchool is opening auditions for 2 members for our A Capella group FEEDBACK.

Please get in touch to book an audition.

519-763-8526

info@jamschool.com


 

Upcoming Shows!

  Thursday, November 1, 2018 by Dan Drysdale | Uncategorized

JamSchool is gearing up for a very busy season coming up. Here is the list of confirmed shows over the next two months:


November 8 River Run Centre

JamSchool groups Electric Phoenix, Feedback, and Bluesday are playing a show at the River Run Centre opening for Philosopher Kings at the Inspiration Show on November 8. 


Follow the link for ticket information:

http://www.inspirationguelph.com/tickets/

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Philosopher Kings - pictured above


November 17 - Soloist Recital at Hanlon Creek Theatre - 2pm

This show will be a quieter more intimate setting to showcase some of our promisng soloists. 

225 Hanlon Creek Blvd at 2pm - call time for performers is at 1:30. 

Here is the current lineup in no particular order:

Julia Carmen
Hailey Traetto
Reese Washington
Emma Goodridge
Sarah Brix
Kiley Wilson
Emmy Banks
Lizzie Banks
Andrea, Galvez
Savanah Green
Angie Lu
Hannah McCaig
Thomas McLachlan
Gavin Hodgson
Madalyn McCann
 


November 24 - Red Papaya 2pm

This show will be packed to best come early to get a seat. Call time for performers is 1:30

Here are the acts in no particular order:

Gabby Santin
Twice Removed: Rowan, Cole, Theo, Shayne
Keira Roberts
Sierra Giron
Zach & Thomas
Carmen Armstrong
Klara Van Der Zalm
Dominik Van Der Zalm
The Tentacles: Dylan, David, Noah, Daniel
Rowan Dixon-McCoy
Ultralight Symphony: Avalon, Jacob, Tori, Katie
Drastic Measures: Trae, Shannon, Josh, with Steve Thoms
Eleven 11: Mathew, Nicholas, Brooke, Carlan
Anika Gal
House Band: Thomas, Kieran, Jacob
Jazz Band: Josh, Carlan
The Day After Yesterday: Cassie, Jane
Meddling Kids: Sam, Max, Dexter, Sebastian
Royal Cross: Brady, Daniel, Kenzo, Jagger
MFMC: Jacob, Jack, Adriaan, Remmy
Band of Bills: Anthony, Lola, Matthew, Thomas


JamSchool Adult Student Showcase

The Adult Student Showcase will be a licensed event on December 14 at Hanlon Creek Theatre.


December Holiday Showcase

We will be running our yearly Holiday Showcase and food drive on December 15 and 16 at the Hanlon Creek Theatre. Stay tuned for details on these shows.








A valuable experience for young JamSchool singers!

  Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Dan Drysdale | Uncategorized

JamSchool voice students have had some great performance opportunities over the past few years but we are definitely ramping things up for 2018/2019.  

Take for instance, our senior vocal a capella group, Feedback, who will be playing a show with the Philosopher Kings at River Run Centre on November 8.  Nice gig! We are currently auditioning for a tenor and a bass for this group. Let us know if you are interested! 




Last year, we decided we wanted a similar option for younger JamSchool singers.  Enter the JamSchool Junior Vocal Group.


Junior Vocal Group

  • This small vocal group will concentrate on a modern approach to group singing 
  • They will be working on intricate arrangements of top 40 repertoire


Do I Qualify for This Group?

  • Are you between 12 and 15 and have a solid sense of pitch and rhythm?
  • Do you have a positive attitude and a good work ethic?
  • If you answered yes to the above two questions, see below!


Auditions

  • Please call the desk or email dan@jamschool.com to book and audition
  • We will reply with an audition appointment and a list of material for you to prepare 
    • please see the audition details at the bottom of this message
  • Your voice teacher can help you prepare the audition
  • Please keep in mind that we will have more applicants than we have space for and not everyone will be able to join. 
  • Going through an audition process is a great experience for young performers!


Prepare!

  • Best advice is to be very prepared for the audition  
    • Lyrics memorized
    • Songs and technique well rehearsed
    • Know your stuff!


What To Gain

  • Learn valuable skills such as blending, rhythm, harmonies and performance
  • Great opportunity to make new friends
  • Many performance opportunities throughout the year including JamSchool shows and community events


Rehearsal Times

  • This group will be rehearsing Saturdays at the Alice Street location from 1 pm until 2 pm starting in November. 
  • Members will need to commit to making rehearsals as well as performances.
  • Members will need to commit until the JamBoree at Guelph Little Theatre in June.


Cost

  • For students taking just the Junior Vocal Group with no private class the cost will be $125/month
  • For students already taking voice classes the group class will cost $106/month


Please get in touch with the desk to book an audition.

Thanks,

Dan


   



Junior Vocal Group Audition Details - ask your voice teacher for help with this

1. Range Test

The candidate will be guided through an exercise to find her or his highest and lowest singing notes.

2. Prepared Song

The candidate must prepare one song of her or his choice to sing for the panel. Accompaniment is allowed in the form of an instrumental track (i.e. no lead vocals on it, back-up vocals are ok) where the candidate provides their own media player, e.g. a cell phone or iPod. If singing a cappella (without accompaniment) the panel will provide the starting note and/or key as requested by the candidate, which we highly recommend the candidate be prepared to give. For the sake of time, the panel may stop the singer after 60 seconds.

3. Ear Test

The panel will play a series of harmonic intervals (two notes at the same time) on the keyboard, and the candidate will be asked to sing/hum either the higher or lower note. 

Student showcase, this Saturday at Royal Electric - 2pm

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Robert Leader | Uncategorized

Fall Lessons Start on Tuesday Sept 4th. Please check your lesson day, time, and teacher online

Monday, August 27, 2018 by Tyler Bridge | Uncategorized

Hi

We are very excited to enter the fall semester at JamSchool starting on Tuesday September 4th

Please log in to your customer account today to check your lesson day, time, and teacher on the calendar. https://jamschool.mymusicstaff.com/STUDENT---LOG-IN-PAGE 

****Please note that only the first lesson in September is currently showing on the calendar. All events will be set as repeating before the beginning of fall classes.****

If your previous teacher is no longer with JamSchool, please check the calendar for your new teacher. Here is a link to our bio page so you can read a little about your new teacher. http://www.jamschool.com/about-us/our-teachers/

Please give us a call this week if you have any questions or need to make any scheduling changes.

519-836-8526

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Upcoming JamSchool Shows

Friday, June 29, 2018 by Dan Drysdale | Uncategorized

Summer Shows and Events


July 13 JamSchool Showcase at Hillside Festival 6pm


August 25  Hanlon Creek Block Party Open House feat: JamSchool Bands and Soloists 11 am

Food Trucks, Guitar Giveaway,  MAGIC FM Broadcasting, Activities All day - all are welcome


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