Instrumental Music

Signal Peak Campus

Rick Moore
Band Room: P149
Phone: 520-494-5399


Jazz Ensemble

Central Arizona College Jazz Ensemble     (download Windows Media Player)  

The CAC Jazz Ensemble meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 – 2:45 PM. Their repertoire consists of standard and progressive jazz literature in the swing, Latin, and rock idioms. An emphasis is placed on learning and developing improvisational skills. The CAC Jazz Ensemble performs one concert on campus per semester, as well as, numerous concerts throughout Pinal County. They have been actively engaged in community service through performing benefit concerts for organizations such as the Pinal County Veterans Memorial Foundation and middle school band programs in Casa Grande. The ensemble is directed by Professor Rick Moore. Membership in the ensemble is contingent on director approval. Members who are enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours receive a scholarship for being a member in good standing with this ensemble.

Central Arizona Community Wind Ensemble      (download Windows Media Player)  

The Central Arizona Community Wind Ensemble consists of approximately 50 members from 6 Pinal County communities. The age range of the ensemble is 16 through 90 years old. Professions of ensemble members include: CAC students, educator, community members, high school students, and retiree’s. The ensemble performs a wide range of standard concert band literature, as well as, lighter works. Rehearsals occur on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:50 pm. The Wind Ensemble performs one concert on campus per semester through the Community Events Series. Membership in the ensemble is open to all who enjoy and wish to continue playing their instrument.

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           Contact Rick Moore at 520-494-5399 or e-mail

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