Students must be in Intermediate or Advanced Band classes in order to participate in Jazz Band.
Times are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays before school, from 8:30am to 9:30am. Please be ready with your instrument and come with a focused mindset.
Students in Jazz band, you need to begin listening to Jazz music as much as possible. Artists like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Bessie Smith, John Coltrane, Oscar Peterson, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Thelonius Monk, Chrisette Michelle, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, Ray Charles, and Jazz artists and musicians you may know.
It Dont Mean a Thing If It Got That Swing:
"Straighten Up and Fly Right"
"Mack The Knife"
If you need to use a piano, here's a digital one to help you stay on pitch if you play a C instrument, play guitar, strings, sing, or just want to learn the notes on the piano.