The Three 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 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm. The director of the Three o'clock Lab Band is Brad Leali.
The Three 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.
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 absence of music at a rehearsal will lower the student’s grade one whole step. On and off campus performances are scheduled for the 3:00 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.
For Rehearsals and Performances as needed:
Trumpets – Flugelhorn; cup, straight, 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.