Red Deer Royals | Jazz Explosion
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Red Deer’s adult community concert bands are active September through to May and there’s something for everyone! Study after study has pointed to the personal benefits of active involvement in one of the fine and performing arts. Make it a personal goal to further round out your life by joining one of the community bands in Red Deer! Community band is about making great music in a relaxed, non-threatening and fun atmosphere.


Starts September 18, 2019

Mission & General Information:
Jazz Explosion is Red Deer’s Big Band, playing toe-tappin’, soul moving, and love inducing big band music. This band is for those musicians with three or more years of experience who are interested in performing swing, jazz-rock, funk, and Latin style jazz. This group consists of trombones, saxophones, trumpets, piano, drum set, electric bass, and guitar. or like us on Facebook @JazzExplosion

Steve Sherman (403) 314-9094
email address:

Steve Sherman has been educating music students from Grade 4 to college for over 45
years. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Music
Education, and has been teaching students ever since. He was the director of the
Innisfail Instrumental Music Program, and then accepted a full time position at Red Deer
College, where he remained until his retirement. Mr. Sherman was honored to be a
recipient of the Alberta Band Association’s Elkhorn Award, the David Peterkin Award
and the John Phillip Sousa Foundation Legion of Honor. He was inducted into the
Town of Innisfail Hall of Fame.  Steve has been very active as a jazz, trumpet, marching and concert band clinician, as
well as an adjudicator and guest conductor throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and
California. He is a member of the International Bandmasters’ Fraternity Phi Beta Mu.

For more information on any of these groups, please call
Michael Mann, Director of Bands
403-346-3911 (evenings/weekends) or e-mail

Time and Place:
Meets weekly, Wednesday nights from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Notre Dame High School.

All out for Band – and bring a friend! New members are always welcome!

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