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Learning Recommendations:  Successful completion of two or more years of band or the equivalent in private instruction plus continued membership in one other band class.  Audition required.

General Description:  Jazz Band is a year long elective that prepares the musically advanced student to perform a wide variety of popular instrumental music.  Performances include concerts, contests, festivals, assemblies, field trips and community functions.  A membership is determined by audition on the basis of ability, experience and motivation.  This class currently meets during “0” period requiring students to provide their own transportation and be on time.

Content:  Styles covered include swing, bop, rock and Latin.  Students perform with fine tone quality, advanced technical control, and sensitivity to musical style. 

Strategies:  Must demonstrate an advanced understanding of the elements of music notation.

Homework:  Individual practice at least 30-60 minutes daily.

Course Fee / Materials:  Yes, see Course/Club/Misc. Fee link.  Potential instrument rental fee ($150 for the year). Purchase of concert attire (inquire with director).