Jazz Band will begin with the new school year for 2019-2020. This ensemble is open to all members of the band in 7th and 8th grade.
6th Graders interested in jazz band will have their first rehearsal during study skills on Friday, August 30th
7th and 8th Grade students will rehearse on a rotating schedule Wednesdays after school.
Horns in red, rhythm section in blue
Wednesday, September 11th, after school until 3:45
Wednesday, September 18th, after school until 3:45
Wednesday, September 25th, after school until 3:45
Monday, September 30th @ 7:00AM
Wednesday, October 9th, after school until 3:45
Wednesday, October 16th, after school until 3:45
Wednesday, October 23rd, after school until 3:45
Wednesday, October 30th, after school until 3:45
Monday, November 4th @ 7:00AM
Wednesday, November 13th, after school until 3:45
Wednesday, November 20th, after school until 3:45
Monday, December 2nd @ 7:00AM
Monday December 9th @ 7:00AM
Friday at 7:00AM
At this time we will discuss integrating with the full band or set up more sectional time if needed.
The best thing to do as a young jazz musician is LISTEN. Do not know where to start? Check out this playlist:
Find someone who plays the same instrument as your child and listen to it together. Follow what interests you! If you like, find more. If not, keep digging and give it time to sink in. There is so much good stuff out there and bands to follow. Some important figures that led influential bands:
There is so much more and lots of literture out there. I myself am working through this list currently: