JAZZ ENSEMBLE - Spring

Course ID: 101243
 
Open to grades: 9 - 12
 
UC/CSU eligibility: This course is approved for “F” VAPA credit
 
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment and participation in Zero period Concert Band required. Participation in Fall Term Band class and instructor approval
 
During school day. Jazz Ensemble is an audition only class. The Jazz Band attends festivals which include overnight trips. Students will improvise and perform jazz solos in large and small ensembles. Jazz Band performs all forms of music including Latin, Funk, Swing. etc. The Jazz Band includes the top musicians in the instrumental music program. Students are graded on and expected to perform improvised solos in various styles. Some music theory knowledge of chords and key signatures is expected.