Fees: Students will be responsible for the cost of outfits and field trips; ASB card verification

Learning Recommendations: Audition based upon previous experience, musical ability, and motivation.  All Wind/ Percussion members must maintain concurrent enrollment in the Skyline High School Symphony and/or Concert Bands. Several evening performances require commitment. Class meets zero period.

General Description: Jazz Band is a yearlong elective for the advanced instrumental musician. Members will study and perform a wide variety of jazz band literature including swing, bop, rock, and Latin. Focus will be on correct style, interpretation, refining pitch, rhythmic and tone production. Performances are mandatory and will include concerts, contests, festivals, assemblies, and community functions. Some after school practices will be required.

Content:

  • Rehearsal technique
  • Ensemble technique
  • Style
  • Interpretation
  • Some music theory and history

Strategies:

  • Daily rehearsals
  • Concerts
  • Contests
  • Clinics

Equipment to be provided by Student: Student will need to provide his/her own instrument for practice/rehearsal/ performance. Certain large instruments (i.e., percussion, bass trombone, etc.) are available to rent from the school (District Maintenance/Repair Fee will apply to these checked-out instruments).