Meets requirement, by audition | sophomore, junior, senior | one credit | full year
Prerequisite: Jazz Lab Band or Concert Band
This advanced class is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students are selected by audition. This class is an in-depth study of jazz improvisation and music theory as it applies to jazz. Most tests are performed on their musical instruments, sometimes in a small group setting and sometimes individually. Students will also be given music listening assignments of classic jazz recordings as a way of familiarizing themselves with the style of the music and the standard jazz repertoire. Students will also be given written music theory homework assignments and tests. This is a performing group that participates in many school functions and community events.