Music Program Ensembles

 

Concert Band

The Concert Band is a non-audition group that performs a wide range of traditional music .  Concert Band is available to all RCTC students and rehearses twice a week.

Michael Mangan  •  michael.mangan@rctc.edu  •  507.285.7576

 

Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is a non-audition group that performs a wide range of traditional music.  Concert Choir is available to all RCTC students and rehearses twice a week.

Michael Mangan  •  michael.mangan@rctc.edu  •  507.285.7576

 

World Drum Ensemble

This ensemble presents an opportunity for students to participate in World Drumming through the practice and performance of World Beat Music from various cultures. Styles studied by the group include: Samba Batucada, Samba Pagode, Maracatu, Ijexa, Forro, and others from Brazil; Rumba, Mambo, Bolero, Cha cha, Guiro, Comparsa, Bembe (Cuba) Bomba, and Plena from the Caribbean; as well as Bell Processionals, and Hand Drumming from West Africa. Students will practice these styles in twice weekly rehearsals. Performances will include a major concert each semester. This ensemble is open to all students regardless of music reading capabilities.

Denny McGuire  •  denny.mcguire@rctc.edu  •  507.285.7434

 

Jazz Band

This ensemble features performance of standard and contemporary jazz repertoire. The ensemble performs in various concerts each semester and is open to all students by audition.

Nathan Davidson  •  nathan.davidson@rctc.edu  •  507.269.2416

 

Aires Show-Choir

Variety of choral and performance style is the predominant feature of the ensemble including vocal jazz, show, choral and chamber. Extensive work with choreography and public performance make this ensemble “performance intensive”. Music expression, stage presence, audience dynamics and singing technique are stressed. The ensemble is open to all students by audition.

Micheal Mangan  •  michael.mangan@rctc.edu  •  507.285.7576

 

Rock Band Ensemble

This ensemble is an opportunity for students to participate in contemporary music not limited to the rock genre.

Denny McGuire  •  denny.mcguire@rctc.edu  •  507.285.7434

 

Electronic Music Composers

Students who have completed the electronic music composition sequence offer a performance each semester of contemporary electronic-based compositions. The concert features works created and performed for live and video featuring surround-sound playback featuring eclectic creations using contemporary styles and genres.

Kevin Dobbe  •  kevin.dobbe@rctc.edu  •  507.280.2965