CCJA offers two big bands - one for middle school students and one for high school students, both led by acclaimed professional musicians - Jonathan Zimny for the CCJA Middle School Big Band and Adam Bartczak with guest artist Greg Gisbert for the CCJA High School Big Band.

Students in the CCJA big band program will immerse themselves in captivating, challenging music and will enrich their musicianship through working with like-minded peers and esteemed guest clinicians. This is a great way for the motivated student to grow outside of their school's jazz ensemble!  In addition to weekly rehearsals, the big bands will perform at the Big Band Boogie Bash (Feb 22, 2020), the Jazz-O-Rama (Apr 21, 2020), and the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival.

Note: Priority Registration deadline (for high school big band) is January 15th at 11:59pm. If, at that point, we have too many registrants on each instrument than spots available in a big band, we will have to hold auditions. You'll be notified as such at that point. In this situation, any registrations past this date will unfortunately be unable to be placed.