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Recognized as one of the premier ensembles of its kind, the Chabot Wind Symphony is comprised of the most outstanding musicians in the greater Bay Area. The Wind Symphony has been highly praised for "…musical and inspiring performances," and "truly fine music making."  Known for adventurous programming, the group pursues a commitment to performing new and historically significant music for wind band. The Chabot Wind Symphony pursues the highest professional standards and is determined to bring its audiences the finest artistic repertoire from all musical periods, cultures, and styles.

Wind Ensemble

The Chabot Wind Ensemble fosters the highest performance standards while offering its members an opportunity to expand their technical, intellectual, and musical horizons. The symphonic band is open to any Chabot student, although the majority of the players are selected from the musicians in the Department of Music. Through various demonstrations of flexible instrumentation, the ensemble allows the musicians to experience the highest levels of participation in the music making process. In addition, the group seeks to broaden performance and life skills through the programming of exemplary literature while fostering an interest in the band as an integral part of the American musical scene.

Community Concert Band

The Community Concert Band (also know as the East Bay Symphonic Band) is open to any community instrumental musician wishing to continue their musical growth. This ensemble offers its members an opportunity for musical expression and fellowship along with making a lasting contribution to musical life locally. In addition, the ensemble seeks to broaden performance skills through the programming of quality literature while fostering an interest in mentoring and education.

Chamber Winds

The Chamber Winds is a small, flexible instrumentation ensemble that is composed of the top students from the music department. The Chamber Winds serve as musical ambassadors for the instrumental music area, traveling to and recruiting at local high schools, in addition to performing at events on the college campus. Musicians are exposed to the standard performance practices and repertoire of the genera.

Jazz Orchestra

A multi-award-winning group, the Jazz Orchestra has been the flagship of the music department since 1968.  This ensemble is the home of outstanding professional musicians and music educators in the community.  This ensemble has traveled to Japan to represent Hayward at our sister city Funabashi as well as accompanied jazz greats such as Mel Torme, Doc Severinsen, Rosemary Clooney, Ernie Watts, Lew Soloff, Bobby Shew, Ledisi and many more.

Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble is our top multi-award winning student jazz group that consists primarily of music majors.  This group finished in the top five amongst two-year schools at a national jazz festival in Reno, Nevada, in 2006 and 2007.  In addition, the Jazz Band was invited to compete with top four-year schools in the country at the Next Generation’s Festival 2006 sponsored by Monterey Jazz Festival.

Jazz Lab

The Jazz Lab caters to individuals to expand their musical experience in Jazz as well as challenge their ability to contribute in an ensemble setting. This group is a major performance ensemble that consists of several music majors as well as several members from the community.

Jazz Combos

Designed as an integral part if the Jazz Studies Program, the Jazz Combos develop aspiring young musicians to enhance their ability to improvise in a small ensemble setting. Throughout the semester, these combos focus on literature reflecting several jazz styles from the swing to contemporary styles.

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