Led by Mr. Reynolds, members of the ensemble perform repertoire ranging from their own compositions to arrangements of popular songs (including music by Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Ozzy Osbourne). The Jammers perform annually at many local events including Viva Vienna, the Vienna Volunteer Reception, the Vienna Halloween Parade, as well as local venues including Jammin Java, Wolftrap National Park for the Performing Arts and the Verizon Center. The Jammers also host their own concert called the Big Jam in May featuring all five ensembles.
The Vienna Jammers is made up of five ensembles, each rehearsing 1-2x weekly throughout the school year, and is always looking for more opportunities to perform in the community.
The Vienna Jammers are a group of 8-17 year olds from Vienna, VA area. The members of the ensemble use a combination of traditional and non-traditional instruments, including marimbas, hand drums, trash cans and any other object they can hit! The steel pans made their debut in 2014.
The group began in 2005-2006 when a high school junior (our old friend Dave Cohen!) approached David L. Reynolds, Jr. ("Mr. Reynolds") with the idea of starting an after-school percussion ensemble. The idea stuck, and the ensemble began rehearsing and eventually was able to book a few performances in the community. The signature Red Brute Trash Cans were purchased partly because of financial necessity, and partly because the group tried to emulate another famous percussion ensemble (Stomp!), at least at the core of it’s "found sounds" concept.
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