Jazz Band for the 2020-2021 School Year will look a lot different. Mr. Baddeley and Mr. Lundquist are committed to providing an exceptional experience for our students and we hope you'll join us.
Virtual vs. In-Person
As we get started this year, we will obviously start with virutal instruction, while we hope to pursue in-person instruction later in the year as we are able. For now, the focus will not only be on individual skill development, but Jazz history, listening, improvisation, student-to-student collaboration and large group collaboration, including virtual ensembles and jam-sessions.
As we are not in person, auditions will look different this year. On Friday, September 11th, we will post the audition music for the Jazz Bands this year. Auditions will be recorded and submitted via a Google link. We will use these recordings, a student survey and previous jazz band placements, to determine which group to place each student into. That being said, the Jazz Band Curriculum will be shared across Jazz Bands 1 and 2. More info to come.
While it is a challenging time to travel and perform, we will have the chance to participate, at least vitually, in festivals like the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. We look forward to finding new ways to share our music with others and the community.