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WestSound
Youth Jazz Band

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Upcoming Performances

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Whaling Days

Friday, July 28, 2024, 12:00pm
Silverdale Waterfront Park

3337 NW Byron St, Silverdale, WA 98383

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First Friday Art Walk

Friday, August 2nd, 2024, 5:30pm
Downtown Bremerton

423 Pacific Avenue, Suite 103, Bremerton, WA 98337

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Kitsap Fair

Friday, August TBD, 2024
Kitsap Fairgrounds Family Stage

1300 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Bremerton, WA 98311

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First Friday Art Walk

Friday, September 6th, 2024, 5:30pm
Downtown Bremerton

423 Pacific Avenue, Suite 103, Bremerton, WA 98337

Enjoy these clips from previous performances!  

JOIN JAZZ!

All instruments are welcome!

Ages 10 - 18

Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm

September 10 - May 20

with additional performance

opportunities all year long

 *NEW* Silverdale Lutheran Church

11701 Ridgepoint Dr NW, Silverdale, WA 98383

 

2024 Fall Enrollment Now Open!

No jazz experience is needed, but students should have started playing an instrument during the 2024-25 school year or earlier.

There is no audition requirement, but students will be assessed by the director for best placement. 

Cost is $200 per semester 

Semester 1: Sept - Jan 

 Semester 2: Feb -May

or $350 for 2 semesters

Sep - May 

 

Scholarships are available.

Click here to fill out an application to be considered for scholarships 

Email info@bremertonsymphony.org for questions or more information

DERICK POLK

DERICK POLK
Youth Jazz Director

Derick Polk grew up on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, and attended two universities in the city: DePaul University, where he earned a degree in music theory, and Northwestern Illinois University, where he earned his degree in music education.

His military career took him out of Chicago and allowed him to explore other parts of the world, such as Italy and Japan, and gave him further opportunities for performance and conducting.

Derick plays tuba in addition to bass, and listens to a wide range of music, including rock, jazz, hip hop, country, and classical. The two most influential musicians in his life are Von Freeman and Fred Anderson, both Chicago jazz legends. 

We have been so grateful to have Derick as the director of the BWS Youth Jazz Ensemble. He has said that this group allows him to give forward. By sharing his experience and wisdom, he is helping to shape the next generation of musicians and keep music alive and well in our community.

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