The Jazz Ensemble, Conant's premier jazz band, is an auditioned, competitive, extracurricular group which performs a wide variety of musical selections. As an extracurricular activity at Conant HS, the ensemble rehearses twice a week before and after school on challenging jazz literature.
The Jazz Lab Band is a group which focuses on basic jazz concepts and style. As an extracurricular activity at Conant HS, the ensemble rehearses once a week after school on a variety of different jazz styles.
The Jazz Combo is a small group of dedicated jazz musicians focusing on the art of improvisation. The members of the Jazz Combo are all members of the Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Combo rehearses twice a week.
The jazz bands perform at various community and school events, competitions, and concerts throughout the school year such as Friendship Village, Jilly's in Naperville, the Northshore Jazz Festival, Jazz in the Meadows Jazz Festival, and the Church of the Holy Spirit Country Fair.
Auditions take place during the first quarter of each school year and are open to any student attending Conant High School.