Jay Saunders, Director
The Two O'Clock Lab Band is a large jazz ensemble which includes five saxes, five trumpets, five trombones, guitar, piano, bass, drums and percussion players. The band holds rehearsals Monday through Thursday from 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm. The director of the Two O'Clock Lab Band is Jay Saunders.
The Two O'Clock Lab Band meets four times a week for 50 minutes and performs several times each semester, both on and off campus. Interested players should perform the generic jazz audition and check "Lab Band" on the audition sheet. Call-back auditions will be held during the first week of rehearsals.
For three consecutive years (1992,1993 and 1994), Down Beat Magazine selected the UNT Two O'Clock Lab Band as ("Winner") of the Annual Student Music Awards. The band has recorded ten albums.
Attendance Policy: Students are expected to attend all class meetings. Substitutes may be sent a maximum of six times during a semester. The music folder must be at all rehearsals. An empty chair or the abscence of music at a rehearsal will lower the students grade one whole step. On and off campus performances are scheduled for the 2:00 Lab Band. Attendance for these performances and related dress rehearsals is mandatory.
Punctuality: Be on time for all performances and rehearsals. Tardiness will lower your grade.
Trumpets - Fluegelhorn double, cup, harmon and plunger mutes.
Trombones - Cup and plunger mutes.
Saxophones - Soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet and piccolo.
Baritone Saxophone - Bass clarinet.
Guitar/bass - All necessary patch cords. Volume pedal is required.
Drums - cymbals, bass drum pedal, sticks, brushes and mallets.
For Performances: Appropriate dress, as determined before each performance.
Sectionals: Section leaders are required to hold weekly sectional rehearsals.
Music Folders: Charts and folders are the responsibility of each student. Music must be properly cared for and brought to all rehearsals and performances. A fee of $1.00 per double page will be charged for the replacement of all lost parts.
Grading Policy: Grading is based on the following criteria:
Quality and consistency of preparation.
Positive attitude for the benefit of the whole ensemble.
Grade of "I" - Incomplete: The grade of "I" will be given using the contract form. This is university policy.
American With Disabilities Act: The College of Music complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act in making reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disability. If you have an established disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request accomodation, please see me as soon as possible. My office hours are shown on this syllabus.