Jazz Ensemble

  • Course Length: Before School/ 1 year 
    Grade Level: 9,10,11,12 
    Prerequisite(s): Student must be enrolled in Symphonic Band or consent of teacher 
    Course Description: Jazz Ensemble is a performance-oriented ensemble that meets before school, which offers students the opportunity to further their instrumental music experiences. Students will explore various musical styles, composers, improvisation techniques, and instrumental techniques associated with the jazz idiom. Instrumentation is limited to saxophones, trumpets, trombones, percussion, keyboard and guitar. The ensemble will perform publicly at a variety of functions. Students must provide their own instruments. Percussion and some larger instruments are available on a rental basis ($50.00) from the School District. Students are responsible for maintenance of their own instruments and purchasing of needed supplies. Students are also required to supply a plain black button shirt, black slacks, black socks and black dress shoes. 
     
    Saturday, January 21st                  Jazz Cabaret
    Saturday, February 18th                Jazz On the Prairie Jazz Clinic - Sun Prairie HS
    Saturday, February 25th                District Solo and Ensemble - Poynette HS
    Friday-Sunday, April 21st-23rd     UW-Eau Claire Jazz Festival (Jazz Lab 1 ONLY)
    Saturday, April 29th                      State Solo and Ensemble - UW-Whitewater
    Monday, May 1st                           Instrumental Spring Concert