Summer Reed Ensemble

Program Outline

Enjoy the summer making music with this ensemble comprised of single and double reed wind players. This summer we will explore the music of Motown! The purpose of this ensemble is to give reed players a chance to “keep their chops” over the summer by playing any week they are available to join us. To accommodate vacation and travel schedules, attendance can be flexible.

There will be an optional celebratory performance on the Alix Goolden Performance Hall stage at the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Open House on Saturday, September 8 for those who are interested.

All participants should have 1 year of experience playing a reed instrument.

Program Details

Summer Term: July 2 to August 27, 2019
Except: July 30, 2019
Tue • 7:00-8:30pm • $158.50



Jack Edwards

Dr. Jack Edwards is Conductor of the Greater Victoria Junior Concert Band and SookeWinds, Director of the Victoria Community Marching Band, Director of the Harmony Project Marching Drumline, and bassoonist in the Raincoast Trio and Springridge Quintet. He has also performed as Principal alto saxophone and bassoon with the Greater Victoria Senior Concert Band and Principal alto saxophone with the Merideum Wind Orchestra. He is on faculty at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and the Sooke Music Academy. Dr. Edwards was born and raised in Northeast Georgia, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. On a full, four-year saxophone scholarship, […]