2016 Jazz Band/Ensemble
6th Graders who played in Jazz Band
last year can join the Schoology Group below
7/8 Audition information can be found by in
Concert Band\Orchestra Materials
or by joining the group on Schoology.
2018 Jazz Band Audition Music
"Jazz Ensemble Audition"
**Guitar players should be able
to play the material shown on
the video page (Either 2 or 3 note
chords videos ) Click here for videos.
Jazz Band Auditions 9/27/18 & 9/28/18
Jazz Band is an extra curricular auditioned group open to all 5/6 grade instrumentalists enrolled in either Concert Band or Orchestra. The ensembles will meet on Thursday mornings from 7:15-7:50. Traditional Jazz instruments include saxophone, trumpet, trombone\baritone, guitar, drums, bass, and piano.
Jazz Ensemble is an extra curricular auditioned group open to all 7/8 grade instrumentalists enrolled in either Concert Band or Orchestra (Piano and Guitar are exempt) The ensemble will meet on Thursday afternoons from 2:45-4pm. Modified schedules occur during fall and spring sports (2:45-3:30pm + Friday morning in some cases)
Attending the required weekly large group rehearsals is essential to a quality experience for the student and ensures excellence in the music program. Missing three or more rehearsals or three or more lessons/sectionals can hinder student progress and may hinder the musical progress of the student. Of course, situations arise and we always encourage speaking with the director to work through this - child, parent and teacher. The ensemble director will notify you if your student has missed a third rehearsal or third ensemble/sectional so that you are aware of the situation.
Basic Blues Chords for Guitar (2 Notes)
Basic Blues Chords for Guitar (3 Notes)
Bb Blues with Swing Rhythms
Basic Swing Beat