BC students came to jam out at open rehearsal


Ambria King

BC Students practicing during the Commercial Music open rehearsal.

Ambria King, Reporter

The Bakersfield College Commercial Music Ensemble held their first performance of the semester on Feb. 1. The show was an open rehearsal held in PAC 102, inside the Bakersfield College Performing Arts Center. Students performed a mix of original pieces and cover songs, ranging from “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones to “I Want You Back” by The Jackson Five.

This is the second semester that Bakersfield College has offered the Commercial Music Ensemble course. The class is taught by Professor Josh Ottum and entails participating in small ensembles that concentrate on popular styles, improvisation, and other aspects of commercial music performance.

The ensemble has three more performances scheduled in the coming months, including:

The Moon Over Malcolm Block Party on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m., First Friday on March 3 at 6 p.m., and in the Bakersfield College Campus Center on April 5 at 11:30 a.m.