The Jazz Ensemble is an integral, yet unique part of the overall band program.  A serious effort is made to promote the growth and performance of jazz and related styles of music.  Styles studied inlude, but are certainly not limited to, Samba, Salsa, Swing, Blues, and Funk.  The group rehearses during the regularly scheduled Jazz class and will perform on the December and April concerts as well as participate in the District 18 Jazz MPA.

 CCHS Band Classes will be using SmartMusic technology!  Students are strongly recommended to purchase a home subscription.  Pease see the attachments for more information

Smart Music Info Letter.docx Smart Music Info Letter.docx
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004 Top 200 Jazz Albums.pdf 004 Top 200 Jazz Albums.pdf
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001 Jazz History.pdf 001 Jazz History.pdf
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The jazz program has expanded enough to now include 2 jazz ensembles!  The top ensemble will travel to MPA and will also be the pit for our spring musical.  The second ensemble will also have community performances scheduled.  Both groups will perform on the December and Spring concerts.

Instrumentation in the top band will be 2 Alto saxes, 2 Tenor saxes, 1 bari, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, 1 drum set, 1 guitar, 1 bass and 1 pianist.  The second band will accommodate the rest of the jazz students.

Currently, all Trumpet and Saxophone students will have to audition if they want to be involved in the top band.  Students do not have to audition to be a part of the second band.