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Performing Ensembles

The Skyline College Concert Band (MUS. 430) is a large ensemble of full-time and part-time student musicians who play woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Under the direction of Zachary Bruno, the Concert Band rehearses weekly during the school year and performs classical and pops repertoire at community events, sporting events, and showcases in and around San Mateo County.

The Skyline College Concert Choir draws its members from matriculating students at the college, members of the surrounding communities, and College staff, faculty, and administration. It has performed programs showcasing the art of a cappella singing as well as programs featuring major works for choir and orchestra.

In addition to performing at Skyline College, the choir regularly performs at the Mildred Owen Concert Hall in Pacifica, CA under the auspices of Pacifica Performances and at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church in Daly City, CA.

We strive to provide a fun and welcoming environment for both advanced and beginning choristers to explore quality choral literature while pursuing musical excellence.

The Skyline College Jazz Band (MUS. 450) is an auditioned ensemble of musicians who play trumpet, trombone, saxophone, and rhythm section instruments. Under the direction of Zachary Bruno, the Jazz Band rehearses weekly during the school year and performs jazz, rock, and pop repertoire at community events, sporting events, and showcases in and around San Mateo County. In addition, the Skyline College Jazz Quintet performs as a select jazz combo for special events.

The Skyline College Vocal Jazz Ensemble (MUS. 680SI) is a vocal group that performs jazz, pop, R&B, and world music. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble performs both a cappella and with a live band, and members sing with a microphone. Under the direction of Michelle Hawkins, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble performs at college concerts, community events, and statewide jazz festivals and competitions such as the Monterey Next Generation and Reno Jazz Festivals.