Jazz Band II
Jazz Band 2 is open to any student with a successful audition who wants to develop a better understanding of what it means to perform in a “jazz ensemble.” Students will learn about the basic skills necessary to perform with jazz style, including phrasing, articulation, and interpretation. Students will also learn about jazz theory and harmony. All students will be encouraged to explore the concepts of improvisation and jazz solo construction. Concerts will be scheduled throughout the year, and attendance at all performances is mandatory. This class serves as a prerequisite for the Jazz Band 1.