The Donnell JAZZ performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (January 29th, 2016)
The "JAZZ" plays many different styles of music as well as plays many different venues.
There are two Jazz Bands at Donnell. The JAZZ is made up of 7th & 8th graders as well as select 6th graders and the 6th Grade Jazz Band is made up of 6th graders and starts in January each year.
The Donnell JAZZ meets on the following schedule:
Tuesdays* and Thursdays at 7:00 AM.
* Tuesday schedule are sectionals and sometimes full group
1st Tuesday: Woodwinds
2nd Tuesday: Trumpets
3rd Tuesday: Trombones
4th Tuesday: Rhythm Section
The Donnell JAZZ getting ready to leave for Groundwork Jazz Camp @ Univ. of Bluffton (July 12th, 2017)
Donnell JAZZ 2019-2020 Performances
Wed, July 31 & Thurs, Aug 1, 2019: Donnell Groundwork JAZZ Camp @ Donnell MS w/ Mr. Baransy & Mr. Doepker
Wed, December 11th, 2019: St. Catherine's Retirement Performance @ 5:30 PM (Blue Band Shirts)
Wed, December 11th, 2019: Honors Jazz Band Audition Recordings due today. See Mr. Sheehe for info.
Wed, January 8th, 2020: 6th Grade Donnell Jazz Band first Rehearsal @ 7 AM
Tuesday, May 20th, 2020: City Jazz Concert @ Donnell @ 7 PM (Tux)
"JAZZ" Past Competition Results, Accomplishments, Performances & Notable Events
2019: Donnell Groundwork JAZZ Camp moves to Donnell Middle School
2016: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Performance & World Premier of Baldwin Avenue Blues
2016: Inaugural year for Donnell 6th Grade Jazz Band
2015: Commission of Original Composition for Donnell JAZZ by Paul Baransy
2015: 16 Donnell JAZZ students attend summer Groundwork Jazz Camp at University of Bluffton
2013: Donnell JAZZ sends students to Groundwork Jazz Camp at University of Bluffton for first time.
2013: Inaugural Performance at New Donnell at January Pep Rally.
2010: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame/Hard Rock Cafe Trip to Cleveland
2008: Group changes name from Atomic Jam Jazz Band to the Donnell JAZZ
2001: Musical Carousel (Cedar Point) - Superior Rating
2000: Musical Carousel (Cedar Point) - Superior Rating
1999: Musical Carousel (Cedar Point) - Superior Rating
1998: Musical Carousel (Cedar Point) - Excellent Rating & our first ever competition!