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POP/ROCK ENSEMBLES

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 academic institutions.

Nightshift Selected Cuts

Super Bad
Super Bad
September
That's The Way It Is
Rock and Roll
Let's Stay Together

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.

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The group consists of rhythm section (keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and percussion), horns (sax, trombone, and trumpet) and vocals (lead and background).

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 3.

For more information, contact Alan Waddington in the Music Office, 626.914.8580.

 

 

 

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