[Co-requisite: enrollment in Symphonic Band]
Jazz Band is an auditioned, performance intensive course for the advanced musician. A broad sample of jazz music from various styles and periods will be performed in a Big Band format. Students should demonstrate proper stylistic technique, articulations, blend and balance, intonation, improvisation, and facility on his/her instrument. The Jazz Band will perform at many events throughout the year, including our own “Swing Into The Night” Big Band Dance” as well as the “Sounds of the Season” and “River Dance” concerts. Away from campus, they perform at the Folsom, Reno, East Bay, and/or Santa Cruz Jazz Festivals, local service club meetings, and more. Members of this ensemble are expected to practice daily outside of class beyond their practice time for Symphonic Band, maintain an online journal, and be listening to jazz recordings regularly.