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Jazz Band

Jazz Band 

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. 

Rehearsal Schedule:
Horns in red, rhythm section in blue
Wednesday, August 28th, after school until 3:45
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
Rhythm Section Meetings- Piano and Drums
Friday at 7:00AM
August 30
September 6
September 13
September 20
September 27
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
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:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8F6B0753B2CCA128

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:

Louis Armstrong

Duke Ellington

Count Basie

Bennie Goodman

Glen Miller

There is so much more and lots of literture out there. I myself am working through this list currently:

http://www.jazzedmagazine.com/articles/guest-editorial/25-of-the-best-big-band-recordings-of-all-time/