Jazz Band

***43rd Annual CMU Jazz Weekend***

For the first time, the Belleville High School Jazz Ensemble will be performing at the Central Michigan University Jazz Weekend.  The CMU Jazz Weekend will take place on Friday, February 5, 2016.  Students will have the opportunity to perform and listen to many other high school/college jazz bands.  They will also get to hear jazz great Walter White perform.  Walter White is a trumpet player from the Detroit area and one of the top jazz trumpeters.  For more information about Walter White, go to WalterWhite.com.  What a fantastic opportunity these students will have to hear so many great bands and artists. 

Performance Time - 2:25pm

Where: U.C. Rotunda Room







Past Ensembles/Information

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JAZZ BAND ON A WONDERFUL SPRING CONCERT!  THE PREMIER OF THE ELLEN ROWE PIECE WAS WELL DONE.

Jazz Band Spring Concert Ellen Rowe Premier Movie.mp4



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***CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JAZZ BAND ON A GREAT PERFORMANCE IN FEBRUARY AT U OF M. 
Also, congratulations go to Jeanette Lenze (Alto Sax) and Zach Bongiorno (Trumpet) for being recognized as Outstanding Soloists at the festival! 
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The Jimmy Heath masterclass was a real treat for the band.  He shared many stories from his time working with Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, J.J. Johnson, Max Roach, Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, etc. The list is endless in regards to the number of great jazz musician he encountered.  He even talked about how the entire Dizzy Gillespie band came over to his house and his mother cooked them all dinner.  After dinner, Dizzy showed Heath chords to use when composing.  Pretty incredible information from a legend.  The stories were endless from Jimmy Heath. 

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***New for this year***
I will be using the service "remind101" to communicate with parents this year.  Remind101 is a one way mass communication tool using email or text messaging.  It is safe and respects privacy by keeping all phone numbers and email addresses anonymous.  Messages sent to you will not have other email addresses attached, or phone numbers attached with texts.

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***Spaghetti Dinner 2013 Slide Show***


Jazz Band.mov


**Jazz Band - Zal Gaz Grotto Performance Oct. 2012**