We have small ensembles which reflect the changing interests of our members. All members of ensembles are members of the QCRB. Let us know if you have an idea for a new ensemble. Ensembles we currently host are:
Started in February of 2009 in order to perform during Jazz Ensembles gigs to give the brass players a break. This ensemble performs Jazz, Big Band, Ragtime, Popular and Rock music. The four sax players play alto/soprano, alto 2, tenor, and baritone). The combo varies, and is somewhat optional. Currently the combo includes a Drum Set and Keyboard player.
BTS plays all year, at QCRB concerts, plus many other gigs. When BTS performs most venues will make a donation to the QCRB, immensely helping our finances and the ability to pursue our mission .
There are currently no openings in the sax section of BTS. We do ocassionally need subs. If you are interested in playing or subbing please let us know (contact form).
Started in 2009, the Paradiddlers perform at festivals and QCRB concerts. Using tonal drums and exciting drum arrangements, the Paradiddlers are a very dynamic ensemble!