Jazz Band

Jazz Band is a select group that meets after school Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. We will explore jazz styles, including swing, Latin, funk, rock, and ballad styles. An emphasis will be made on learning and using improvisational skills, which are the cornerstone of jazz music.


Acceptance into the group is based on a playing audition. Effort and attitude in band rehearsal will also weigh in the decision. Students in Jazz Band must be in a performing group during the school day, with the exception of students playing guitar or piano. Attendance is expected at all Jazz Band rehearsals, and private lessons are STRONGLY encouraged. Students must be in a performing ensemble (band, orchestra, or chorus) during the school day to audition.


Jazz Band performs at several events throughout the school year, including assemblies during the school day, evening events, and at an adjudicated jazz festival in May. 

Information regarding audition requirements can be found here.