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

BC bOp!’s instrumental and vocal resources allow the ensemble to create a broad and engaging variety of sound to please everyone from the casual listener to the jazz connoisseur. Membership in BC bOp! is determined by competitive auditions, held in the first week of the academic year.

We perform big band standards, contemporary jazz, Latin charts, funk tunes, and pop hits up to 10 times each year and never on the same stage! Special events include an annual (sold-out) showcase, area jazz nights, a 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 7:00–9:00 p.m., Thursdays from 4:15–6:30 p.m., and Fridays from 4:00–6:00 p.m. Vocalists receive a small stipend.


Seb Bonaiuto

Director of Bands

For more information, email bonaiuto@bc.edu.

Karen Sayward

Vocal Director

For more information, email saywardt@bc.edu.

2021-2022 Auditions

Info Session

Monday, August 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Instrumentalist Auditions

Mandatory Reading Session

Tuesday, August 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Individual Auditions

Sunday, September 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Vocalist Auditions

  • Thursday, September 2, 4:30 pm - Solo Audition
  • Friday, September 3, 4:00 pm - Call Back Rehearsal
  • Sunday, September 5 - 4:30 pm Final Audition
  • Wednesday, September 8 - 7:00 pm First Rehearsal

All sessions are held in the Band Room in Conte Forum, Gate C

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