Jazz Band 7

  • Jazz Band 7 meets every day as an Encore elective. This the first opportunity offered to students to have a jazz group experience. Wind and percussion players are selected from the ‘0’ Bell Concert Band and bass players are selected from the ‘0’ Bell Concert Orchestra. Piano and guitar players are selected through audition from the general school population. The primary focus of this group is ensemble playing, swing style, articulation, and jazz harmony. Scale and chord theory, Latin jazz and jazz rock styles, and improvisation are also introduced. This group performs three to four required concerts each year. There is a pay to participate fee attached to this course.