Music/Jazz at Harvard
I've just been accepted into the Harvard Class of 2016. I'm really excited, but one of my hesitations about going to Harvard is my fear that the band program isn't that great. Band has been really important to me in high school and in college (even though I don't plan to major in music) I want to continue playing jazz and classical saxophone in Jazz Band, jazz combos, Wind Ensemble, and small ensemble groups. I'd like to take saxophone and piano lessons, and also study composition.
How good are the Harvard Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble? How easy is it for Harvard students to participate in musical groups and/or lessons at Longy, Berklee School of Music or the New England Conservatory? Are there many instrumental music student groups (jazz or classical) at Harvard?
Thanks so much for your help.