Jazz bands consist of a rhythm section containing: percussion, guitar, bas guitar and piano. As well as a horn section containing: trumpets, trombones saxophones and flutes.
Our Jazz Ensembles consist of 3 groups:
- First year jazz musicians
- North Blues: Open to any student interested in learning Jazz
- 25th Street Jazz: By Audition of Recommendation by Director only
The jazz bands: 25th Street Jazz, North Blues and Jazz Lab are open to all students enrolled in Concert Bands, Percussion Class or Orchestra. 25th Street Jazz and North Blues are scheduled during the school day. The jazz bands perform many concerts throughout the year as well as compete at jazz festivals. Extra rehearsals and performances may be required outside of the school day. Jazz season begins after Marching Season, they will learn their pieces in class and perform on a few evenings and compete on the weekends.
Their amazing Winter Concert and Spring Jazz ala Mode are not to be missed!
Superior Ratings for Jazz I and Jazz II ensembles at the University of Louisville Jazz Festival 2013
Gold Ratings for all three Jazz ensembles at ISSMA State Jazz Festival with Jazz I scoring 3rd in state–2013
5 students selected for All-State Jazz Ensemble (2nd most from all schools in the state)–2013