Jazz Band is open to all musicians (Grades 9-12), provided their chosen instrument adheres to the Big Band configuration. The course educates students on the fundamentals of jazz, provides instruction on jazz techniques, and hones musical skills using a vast selection of jazz charts. Performance opportunities outside of school hours are necessary to the overall education and growth of the musician; thus, attendance is mandatory and part of the course grade. Members must first be enrolled in a Concert Band program, except students that play guitar, bass, or piano.
GOOD TO KNOW:
- Each ensemble requires an audition with the Instructor for approval and placement.
- Each band class is 2 semesters (1 credit)
- Fee required (amount varies, depending on course selection)