Have the time of your life performing instrumental and vocal jazz with BC bOp! This exciting and versatile ensemble performs a wide variety of jazz charts from traditional big band to modern fusion.

BC bOp!’s instrumental and vocal resources allow the ensemble to create a broad and engaging sound for all listeners to enjoy. Auditions to determine membership are held in the first week of the academic year (more information below). 

Annual performances take place on BC’s campus, across the Greater Boston area, and throughout the nation.

Special events include our sold-out showcase in the Robsham Theater, a collaborative Christmas Concert, and a jazz immersion trip.

Instrumentalists rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 - 6:30 p.m.

Vocalists rehearse on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays with the instrumentalists from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  

ocalists receive a small stipend.Both instrumentalists and vocalists hold a weekly sectional. Rehearsal times are determined by the section. 



Sebastian Bonaiuto

Director of Bands

For more information, email bonaiuto@bc.edu.

Karen Sayward

Vocal Director

For more information, email saywardt@bc.edu.

Student Executive Board

For more information, email bop.eboard@gmail.com

2024-2025 Auditions

Two optional Info Sessions available at Conte Forum Band Room
Monday, August 26 
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Instrumentalist Auditions

Mandatory Reading Session with Full Band Tuesday, August 27th from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.Individual Auditions Sunday, September 1st from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Vocalist Auditions

Individual Audition: Thursday, August 29th, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.Callback Rehearsal: Friday, August 30th, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Final Audition: Monday, September 2nd, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 
All sessions are held at Conte Forum Band Room unless otherwise specified.



Nate Victor of BC bOp! performs at the Robsham Theater.