For 2016-17 the band has been divided into three concert organizations of appropriate instrumentation. Placement is based on each student’s results in a late spring audition from the prior school year. Chair placement may also be determined utilizing results from the All-Region auditions in late fall of the current year. Additionally, the Jazz Band introduces students to a wide array of jazz literature at the highest level.
The Jazz Band is a performance-oriented ensemble specifically designed for serious, dedicated, and experienced musicians. This ensemble introduces students to this musical genre and provides an opportunity for developing talents in improvisation and jazz performance. All Jazz students have the opportunity to compete at the Region Jazz level and beyond by learning difficult audition repertoire on their own and performing for a panel of professional musicians and educators. Jazz Band performs at a variety of community events each year including local civic clubs, grand openings, benefits and festivals.