This ensemble is open to advanced 6th-8thgraders at JFK. Students will learn basic jazz/swing rhythms, blues scales, and have the opportunity to try basic improvisation. Instrumentation is open to woodwinds, brass, drums, piano, bass, and guitar. This ensemble rehearses once a week and has two concerts a year (Winter and Spring). Occasionally the Jazz Band is asked to perform other local gigs as well. Private lessons are strongly encouraged for members of this ensemble, but not required.
When? Thursday, 9th period
Director: Erin Hale