At CHS, the Jazz Black Band and the Jazz Workshop Band are typically held at the same period, and may overlap in terms of students as well. This class is designed for both students of any age with limited experience, and students coming from a middle school jazz program. Groundwork for musical growth is laid with units on Jazz Theory, Solo Transcription and study, Jazz History, Jazz Style and Jazz Ear Training.
Jazz Workshop is open to any student. Jazz Workshop is usually more of a beginner class.
Jazz Black is usually those students with a more musical and performance experience in Jazz.
Auditions are typically held in the spring of the prior year, although some slight movement may occur in Fall.
This course a college prep class and is UC approved for Fine Arts credit.