Jazz Bands

 

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Z Block Jazz Band Schedules for 2016-2017:

Jazz Band 9 and 11:  Mondays and Wednesdays, starting September 12th, 7:15 AM

Sectionals TBA

 

Jazz Band 10 and 12:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting September 13th, 7:15 AM

Sectionals TBA

 

 

Jazz Band Course Descriptions

 

Students must be enrolled concurrently in concert band to participate in a jazz band.

 

JAZZ BAND 9 #262

This is a Z block class and is comprised of trumpets, saxophones, trombones and rhythm section (acoustic/electric bass, drums, guitar, piano). Students will learn jazz repertoire and focus on learning basic jazz technique and theory, including improvisation. This group participates in a tour in the spring. This class is scheduled from 7:30 am to 8:30 am 2 mornings a week as well as one lunch hour a week.

PREREQUISITES: Students must be enrolled in Band 9 or have the instructor’s permission.


JAZZ BAND 10 #356

This is a Z block class which is a continuation of Jazz Ensemble 9 with a focus on strengthening skills by rehearsing and performing increasingly challenging music. This group participates in a tour in spring. This class is scheduled from 7:30 am to 8:30 am 2 mornings a week as well as one lunch hour a week.

PREREQUISITE: Students must be enrolled in Band 10 or have the instructor’s permission.


JAZZ ENSEMBLE 11 #470

This is a Z block class and is a continuation of Jazz Band 10. Students will learn jazz repertoire and focus on strengthening jazz techniques. This group participates in a tour in the spring. This class is scheduled from 7:30 am to 8:30 am 2 mornings a week as well as one lunch hour a week.

PREREQUISITE: Students must be enrolled in Concert Band 11 or have the instructor’s permission.


JAZZ ENSEMBLE 12 #572

This is Z block class and is a continuation of Jazz Band 11. Students will learn classic jazz repertoire and focus on strengthening jazz techniques. This group participates in a tour in the spring. This class is scheduled from 7:30 am to 8:30 am 2 mornings a week as well as one lunch hour a week.

PREREQUISITE: Students must be enrolled in Concert Band 12 or have the instructor’s permission.

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Much of our ability to purchase new equipment and instruments, as well as maintain repairs, is realized through donations. We appreciate any support you may be able to offer the NWSS Music department and our students.

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We are ACCEPTING donations of all kinds, whether it be cash or cheque, or used instruments of all sorts.

Our goals are:

  • to provide good quality instruments to students who need them;
  • to provide scholarships for our students’ future studies;
  • to make our band and choir trips affordable for everyone.

Gifts large and small are very much appreciated.  We currently do not need any pianos, although excellent, high quality pianos might be useful.

Make a gift in honour of your favourite student, teacher or in memory of a loved one – or simply because you love music and the opportunity for students to learn and perform. It’s a wonderful way to support the music program which means so much to our students, their families and our community.

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