Bands

Middle School Band

The Middle School Band is for grades 7 and 8 and is open to all interested students. The class meets Tuesday and Friday afternoons for 45 minutes and is ungraded. The focus is on repertoire and exercises that expand their knowledge of technique, tone, and ensemble playing. Students need to provide their own instrument (except some larger school-owned instruments); private lessons are strongly encouraged but not required. Students perform at 3 concerts in the year. Additional performance opportunities may be possible. Membership is approximately 50.

*Students who are members of this group have the opportunity to audition for and participate in the European Middle School Honor Band (grades 6-8) sponsored by AMIS (Association for the Music in International Schools).

Director: Nora Epping ()

High School Band

The High School Band includes students in grades 9 – 12 and is open to all interested students with the approval of the director. The class meets 3 hours a week — Monday and Wednesday, 6th period; Thursday, 10th period — and is a graded class. The ensemble focuses on preparing high-level repertoire and advanced technique. The ensemble performs three concerts per year as well as a variety of additional performance opportunities including: pit band for the musical, Fun Day/Fun Run, benefit concerts, jazz band, etc. Additionally, students have the opportunity to take this class as a Grundkurs in the 11th grade. Membership is approximately 50.

*Students who are members of this group have the opportunity to audition for and participate in the High School Honor Band (grades 9-12) sponsored by AMIS (Association for the Music in International Schools).

Director: Nora Epping ()

Middle School Jazz Band

The Middle School Jazz Band is open to Middle School Band students in grades 6-8. 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 performs in three concerts per year. Private lessons are strongly encouraged for members of this ensemble but not required.

Director: Chioma Ossai ()

High School Jazz Band

The High School Jazz Band is open to select instrumentalists from the High School Band. The ensemble performs advanced repertoire from a variety of styles including swing, latin, bebop, rock, etc. Instrumentation is open to woodwinds, brass, drums, piano, bass, and guitar. Jazz Band is a non-graded activity and meets once a week.

Director: Nora Epping ()

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The JFKS Fine Arts Department

MUSIC
Ms. Cook - Elementary School

Dr. Curtis - High School

Fr. Freymadl - Oberstufe

Music Office G114
Phone +49-30-90299 5187

ART
Fr. Stahl, G203

Phone +49-30-90299 5762


DRAMA
Dr. McDaniel, G116

Phone +49-30-90299 5634