In the style of a traditional Jazz Big band or Swing Band, this ensemble will have a focus on developing a large and diverse repertoire that can be performed in a wide variety of venues. Membership in the ensemble is by audition or invitation. The ability to adapt to a variety of musical styles as well as instrumentation will be a factor for membership in this group. The focus of this ensemble will be on reading music in a jazz big band style with some opportunities for improvisation. It is expected that the members will be able to retain a large and diverse repertoire. Instrumentation will consist of up to 4 rhythm section, 4 saxophones and 4 brass players.