SUMMER SCHOOL JAZZ BAND
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Summer School Jazz Band is open to any band member who has just completed 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade. This class will be part of the summer school program, and will meet daily at 9:00 a.m. during the second session of summer school (July 11-22). Students do not have to be enrolled in the rest of summer school to participate – they can just come to Jazz Band.
Why Join Jazz Band? Jazz has been an important part of American culture for the past hundred years, and is America's only true musical art form. Jazz's influence is taken from an array of musical genres-notably African rhythms, but also New Orleans ragtime marching bands, up-beat brass bands, slave songs, spirituals, gospel, blues and European marches and melodies. Jazz itself went on to influence Rock ‘n Roll. Although not easily defined, jazz incorporates the elements of improvisation and swing-the drive that makes you want to tap your feet or get up and dance.
Jazz band gives students the opportunity to learn how to play their instrument in a different style than concert band. While learning about different jazz style, students will also learn the basic techniques of improvisation and making up and creating their own music! Jazz Band also allows students to learn how to play another instrument, be it the saxophone, guitar, bass, or drum set. Students with piano background are also encouraged to join because piano is a jazz instrument as well.
Registration – CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP. (Sign-up is not available on the Summer School Registration page - you must sign up here.) If your student will only be participating in jazz band and/or band lessons, you will still be assessed a $2 registration fee, but we can take care of that the first day of Jazz Band).
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.