Ensemble Programs

Our ensemble programs put the student into the driver’s seat and allow them to express themselves with a full band under the tutelage of an instructor. It’s a fun way to “grow musical legs” and helps develop confidence. Did we mention it’s a lot of fun too? 

Contemporary Band

Contemporary Band Camp for Wind & Rhythm Instruments is geared primarily toward Brass & Woodwinds. Designed to be engaging, collaborative, rewarding and fun, while establishing a well-rounded grasp of music fundamentals. Students will have a ‘hands on’ experience in their exploration of a variety of different musical styles and forms. In addition, the ensemble will have the opportunity to perform and record original and learned material. This camp is for students aged 10-15, and  a minimum of one year of experience with their instrument is required. A final performance and live recording will take place on July 31st.

  • Where: Georgetown
  • When: July 27th-31st (Monday through Friday) 9AM – 2PM
  • Cost: $395 for SDS students, $450 for non-SDS students
  • BONUS: The band will perform at 2pm, July 31st, in the SLAB at SDSM Georgetown.

Limited enrollment – maximum of 6 students. Enrollment takes place on a first come first serve basis, and there is a $175 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit upon enrollment.

Jazz Combos

Our fearless leader Steve Smith will swing you into the galaxy.

Our Jazz Combos, led by local jazz pianist Jon Alberts, are an exciting and challenging ensemble class for musicians aged 13-17 with an interest in jazz. Students learn how to play Cassic Jazz, Swing, and Blues standards, apply improvisation techniques, and identify the foundations of jazz music and what makes it unique.

Jazz Combos meet once a week for an hour and a half and are guaranteed performance spots in our Student Recitals, which take place every other month during the school year. Instruments available are: drums, guitar, bass, piano, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, saxophone, and more. Previous experience required. Jazz Combo students are enrolled on a waitlist basis.

Rates are $150/month for students concurrently enrolled in private lessons through Seattle Drum School, and $195/month for non-SDS students. Please give us a call to find out more information about availability.