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.


Sebastian Bonaiuto

Director of Bands

For more information, email bonaiuto@bc.edu.

Karen Sayward

Vocal Director

For more information, email saywardt@bc.edu.

2023-2024 Auditions

Info Session at Conte Forum Band Room
Monday, August 28  at 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Instrumentalist Auditions

Mandatory Reading Session Tuesday, August 29 from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Individual Auditions 

Sunday, September 3 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Vocalist Auditions

  • Solo Audition: Thursday, August 31, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Callback Rehearsal: Friday, September 1, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Final Audition: Monday, September 4,, 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.