Let’s play! Our highly popular after-school big band programs are in full swing this year. Click on the tiles at right for details such as auditions, schedules, and pricing.
Directed by Mike Galisatus and Kristen Strom, the Miles Ahead Big Band program offers the premier regional all-star big bands for high school musicians. This award-winning program brings together some of the top young musicians from all over the San Francisco Bay Area to play some of the best big band repertoire, and to experience the excitement of an ensemble playing at the highest levels.
The Giant Steps Big Band program offers regional big band classes and performances in different locations on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. Open by audition to talented middle school students, the bands are led by noted jazz educators Dave Gregoric and John Burn. Support faculty address the curricular needs of individual instruments via weekly master classes.
We look forward to seeing you in one of our exciting programs!