Bakersfield College

Instrumental Music performance

Instrumental Music

Overview

The Bakersfield College Concert Band (MUSC B10A) and Orchestra (MUSC B12A) perform a variety of music at several events throughout the year. They typically perform two concerts during both the fall and spring semesters. In addition to these events, both ensembles participate in the annual Performing Arts Combined Concert. In the summer, musicians from both groups participate the pit orchestra for the BC summer musical. The musicians in the ensembles range in age from middle-school students to octogenarians, including varying playing levels.

Professional soloists and ensembles have been featured on concerts with the concert band and orchestra. In addition, students are sometimes featured as soloists performing solo works (concertos) accompanied by the ensembles.

Auditions

Both the Concert Band and Orchestra, as well as the Summer Pit Orchestra, require an audition for participation. Anyone interested in being a part of these ensembles should contact Dr. Kathryn Kuby at Kathryn.Kuby@bakersfieldcollege.edu or call 661-395-4549.

Rehearsal Times

Ensemble Day Time Location
Concert Band Tuesday/Thursday 4:20-5:45pm PAC 2
Orchestra Tuesday 6:00-9:10pm PAC 2
Summer Pit Orchestra TBA in May TBA in May PAC 2
Kern Community College District