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Jazz Band

Jazz Ensemble I - Basie Jazz Band 
Jazz I provides students interested in jazz and improvisational techniques with an opportunity to perform and rehearse in an educational setting. Membership in this ensemble is determined by audition during the third week of October.  Jazz I is committed to performing medium to advanced level, large and small jazz ensemble repertoire.  Members will be expected to learn about and try improvisation.  Jazz I rehearsals will be determined once membership in the group is set, but can be expected to rehearse one morning and one evening a week.  Jazz I will participate in the Jazz Concerts, Spring Swing, Eau Claire Jazz Festival, Solo/Ensemble Festival and the Pops Concert.   $65 activity fee and co-curricular code are required for participation.

Jazz Ensemble II - Ellington Jazz Ensemble 
Jazz II provides students interested in jazz and improvisational techniques with an opportunity to perform and rehearse in an educational setting. Membership in this ensemble is determined by audition during the third week of October.  Jazz II is committed to performing medium to medium - advanced level, large and small jazz ensemble repertoire. Jazz II rehearsals will be determined once membership in the group is set, but can be expected to rehearse two days a week.  Jazz II will participate in the Jazz Concerts, Spring Swing, Eau Claire Jazz Festival and the Pops Concert. $65 activity fee and co-curricular code are required for participation. 

Jazz Ensemble III - Goodman Jazz Band 
Jazz III provides students interested in learning more about jazz and improvisational techniques an opportunity to perform and rehearse in an educational setting. Jazz III membership is open to anyone playing a “jazz” instrument or anyone interested in learning one of these instruments.  There is no audition process for Jazz III. This ensemble will perform beginning to medium level, large and small jazz ensemble repertoire. Jazz III rehearsals will be determined once membership in the group is set, but will rehearse one night a week.  Jazz III will participatein the Spring Swing, UWRF Jazz Festival, and the Pops Concert.  $65 activity fee and co-curricular code are required for participation.

Jazz Combo
Jazz Combo is a small ensemble made up of those who are interested in deeply exploring the world of improvisation and small group jazz playing.  These groups are student run but guided by Mr. Coughlin. Jazz Combo has been known to play at community events.

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