11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (During the school year)
Annual class fee: $300
Fusion is GCHFA’s showcase Jazz Band. In addition to Monday’s rehearsals, the group participates regularly in gigs around the Sarasota area. Fusion requires a significant time commitment, but with a high reward and a glimpse into the professional world.
Fusion is open to students who are currently enrolled in an Advanced-Level musical group at GCHFA.* Repertoire is very challenging and includes a variety of styles such as popular tunes, energetic arrangements of religious works, and jazz. An audition is required for all students enrolling in this band. There are 44 classes in total throughout the year, and students planning to be in Fusion must be committed to participating in the ensemble’s summer semester.
*Exceptions may be made for individual situations.
Please note that this is a highly competitive ensemble with limited instrumentation, and therefore limited spots. Students are highly encouraged to audition, however an audition does not guarantee admittance.
Auditions for Fusion are closed until April of 2024.
COMING APRIL, 2024
For those auditioning on Clarinet, please use the Trumpet audition material. Please note that clarinets parts are not always included in jazz standards; therefore, those playing a secondary jazz instrument are more likely to be chosen.
You may register for a class prior to auditioning.