Jazz Band

Jazz 1 (High School)

High School Jazz Band openings for 2019-2020:

  • Alto Sax (1), Tenor Sax (1)
  • Trombone (1)
  • Bass (1), Guitar (1)

Students of any instrument are welcome to audition, but may be asked to play on a instrument fitting this instrumentation. It's not uncommon to see an orchestra student playing saxophone in jazz band, or a french horn player playing trombone!

Jazz 1 is active this year, and weekly rehearsals take place on Mondays from 2:30-3:30 PM. Jazz 1 performs after most concert band performances, and a few other events as needed.

Traditionally the members of this ensemble are those students who have exhibited the music skills necessary to read and perform more advanced jazz literature. Students in jazz band are expected to have some experience with improvisation or desire to learn improvisation.

Next performance: May 21st at 8:00 PM.

Jazz 2 (Middle School)

Middle School Jazz Band openings for 2020-2021:

  • All instruments are welcome to audition for and join the middle school jazz band.

Jazz 2 is not active this year. Details about Jazz 2 will be posted early in the 2020-21 academic year. Weekly rehearsals will take place before or after school, as is most convenient for members of the band.

Students in jazz band are expected to have some desire to learn improvisation.

Students interested in jazz band next year will be asked to audition at the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year. Students in grades 6 and above are welcome to audition. Students will be placed in either the middle school or high school level jazz band.