There are several opportunities for small group performances that occur at various times throughout the year. Contact any of the band directors for more information or if you are interested in getting involved in a group!

Student Band







JCU Jazz Combo

Jazz Combo is a small jazz ensemble composed of students who are interested in working on their jazz improvisational skills.  This student-led group performs at various local events on campus.  Audition is required.

Instrumental Ensemble

Once the Pep Band ends its year in the spring, our instrumentalists begin preparation for an end-of-term performance of classical pieces.

Woodwind Ensemble

A more traditional ensemble for those woodwind players who are interested in playing a variety of works from the classical repertory. Woodwind ensemble may be taken for academic credit.

String Ensemble

The JCU String Ensemble is an ensemble of string players (violin, viola, cello and bass) who perform music literature for the small string ensemble.  Repertoire is drawn from a variety of historical periods ranging from the Baroque to Contemporary periods of Western European music. Additionally, there are opportunities for student instrumentalists to perform at worship and mass services. For more information, please contact Dr. Cynthia Caporella at