JAZZ ONE (by audition only)
The Jazz Band is an auditioned group composed of all grade levels. Any student playing trumpet, trombone, saxophone, drum set, piano, bass or guitar is welcome to audition. This is a curricular course that meets every day 8th period. The Jazz Band performs concerts and competes in area and statewide competitions each year.
Jazz II is open to all students interested in learning about and playing jazz. This group is auditioned in late September and meets before school from 6:45-7:40am on Mondays and Thursdays, as well as Wednesdays as needed from mid October through early March. This is a non-credited course. Jazz II will travel with Jazz I to select competitions and festivals, and will perform at concerts when active in the school year.
Pending enough interest to fill a third band, Jazz III is offered for those who wish to have an introduction to the jazz art-form and have the opportunity to perform with a Jazz ensemble. This group is auditioned in late September and meets before school from 6:45-7:40am on Tuesdays and Fridays. Those students not accepted into Jazz II are automatically placed in Jazz III. This is a non-credited course. Jazz III will perform in select competitions and festivals, and will perform at concerts when active in the school year.
*Students enrolled in the auditioned Jazz I group are not eligible to perform in Jazz II or III on an instrument in their original instrument’s family. They may, however, perform on a secondary instrument in a different section if interested and proficient. The band director reserves the right to make a determination of a student’s proficiency.