Jazz Ensemble

This class requires a recommendation and/or audition by the band director. Musicianship requirements will include advanced knowledge of jazz fundamentals such as scales (Blues, modes, pentatonics, etc.), improvisation, music theory, interpretation skills, good tone production and advanced instrumental techniques. Students will be expected to expand their skills and knowledge through improvisation and jazz interpretations. They will also be expected to expand their skills in instrumental techniques, tone production, musical interpretation, and ensemble/solo performance. This ensemble is performance oriented and will be active in concert appearances, county events, and VBODA/VMEA events. As a co-curricular ensemble, performances and rehearsals outside regular school hours are a requirement.