Jazz Band has been meeting in the Band Room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:35 to 3:15. We are currently in the need of some more saxophone players as well as some trumpet players.
Currently we have been learning how to improvise. All students in the band have performed a short solo for each other over the 12-bar blues in Bb and we are learning to be more confident with ourselves as soloists. We have also learned what is called a "Head Arrangement," where we are able to come up with a song that all of us play together without having read any music.
We are looking forward to learning more Jazz concepts and playing written jazz and stage band music. This includes some jazz standards and some pop or rock music of this era.
If you are interested in joining us, talk to Ms. McCleaster or stop in to a rehearsal some time.
Please use the following link to practice your soloing using the Bb Blues scale. This is a backing track in Bb.
A Night in Tunisia parts for Jazz Band.