Reply To: Very small numbers in a group
I’m on board with what mgerhar5 (hi Matt) has to say; the instrumentation is a really great start on a jazz combo. The percussionists allow for a rotation on set, vibes, and simple piano, giving them all experience in different aspects of percussion playing. The wind players could get an early start on improvisation and simply playing with confidence. The size of the group also allows for a lot of individual focus from you, almost private-lesson level of involvement. How much do the students know about composition? They could very easily compose or arrange their own pieces for this ensemble.