• Overview

    The Jazz Band is an ensemble of musicians that learn and perform the various styles of music that are considered jazz:  swing, blues, latin, funk, rock, and ballads.  Traditional jazz band instruments include:  saxophone, trumpet, trombone, rhythm section (drums/percussion, piano, guitar, and bass), and other instruments can be included at the discretion of the director.  Individuals learn proper ensemble and solo performance techniques.  Auditions are a requirement for participation according to the following schedule:                          
    November – audition information given
    December – auditions; rehearsals begin after school once a week
    January through June – weekly rehearsals, performances at all band concerts and the Senior Awards Ceremony, occasional participation in local high school jazz band competitions/festivals                                 

    Advisor Contact: Richard Hartsuiker (rhartsuiker@mhrd.org)