Whether performing to audiences of 1000’s in Japan, being
the summer house band at The Hyatt in Maui, or performing locally,
Night Shift is known for their consistent, high energy quality performances.
Created by Robert Slack, Douglas
Austin and Alan Waddington,
Night Shift was designed to give the student “real
world” experience in the music industry. The group primarily
functions as a dance band performing “cover tunes” in
their original form or creatively altered arrangements. Instruction
is provided from staff with large backgrounds in the entertainment
business. This instruction is what separates this group from most
Students learn the discipline of studying and developing styles
of music from the 1960’s to present, they also learn elements
that are important to the success of a performance such as production,
choice of material, attire, sonic requirements, time lines, etc.
A great advantage of this class is the recording opportunities in
the world class Citrus College recording studios (highlight for
link). The students benefit from instruction by the recording arts
staff, who also have much experience in the entertainment industry.
The experience of traveling and the responsibilities that occur
with having to perform consistently on tour is a major plus in discovering
the realities of the entertainment world.
Communication is emphasized along with people skills to become
a functional person in the industry as well as life. Students have
gone on to perform with No Doubt, Green Day, The Off Spring, Gwen
Stefani, on Carnival Cruise lines, in Las Vegas, Branson, Missouri,
Japan as well as other artist/venues and areas of the entertainment
industry, as well as receiving scholarships and graduating from
local and major universities.
The group consists of rhythm section (keyboards, guitar, bass, drums
and percussion), horns (sax, trombone, and trumpet) and vocals (lead
Audition is required. A one year commitment (Fall, Spring and Summer)
is expected of members who are accepted.
Classes that prepare for this ensemble are Pop Rock 2 and Pop Rock
For more information, contact Alan Waddington in the Music Office,
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