This auditioned ensemble performs standard and contemporary jazz literature and exposes students to improvisation. Students enrolled are expected to participate in concert band with the exception of instruments such as guitar and keyboard. Class size will be limited to balance the instrumentation required for jazz arrangements.
Jazz Band will present at least two public performances a year. The Jazz Band may also enter competitions, play for school and/or district activities, and perform at community functions.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular performing ensembles such as district honor band, district solo and ensemble festival, pep band, pit orchestra, etc. Students will need to complete additional requirements for honors credit.