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Big Band
‘Great solos and nice to see so many of you featured. The unison full band melodic lines are powerful, bright and punchy’ Music for Youth - Town Hall


Pate's Big Band

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Pate's Big Band is an auditioned jazz band, with a focus on improvisation. As well as undertaking a tour in Germany, they have also reached the finals of the National Festival of Music for Youth. As well as performing in school, they perform regularly at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Auditions are at the beginning of each academic year.

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Pate's Jazz Orchestra

Pate's Jazz Orchestra consists of auditioned players. It is a large band with an active schedule, both in school and around Cheltenham. Auditions are held at the beginning of each academic year.

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Dixie Band

This is a small, student-led sixth form jazz band which has an extremely active performing schedule. Entry is by invitation.

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Rehearsals: Depend on the personnel!

Junior Dixie Band

This is a small jazz band formed with an eye to training up for the sixth form Dixie Band. Although nominally staff-led, the idea is for rehearsals to become more independent as they gain more experience. Entry is by invitation, but queries should be addressed to the music staff.

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