Jazz Bands

There will be no zero hour jazz the first day of school.  All students interested in joining jazz band should come to rm. 111 on Tuesday Aug. 26th and Thursday Aug 28th.  On Tuesday Sept 2nd and Thursday Sept 4th both before and after school Mr. Wixson and Mr. Lewis will conduct jazz placement interviews.  Students should only come to the time slot that they have signed up for.

 After Sept 4th, all jazz students will be placed in either the SW Big Band or Jazz Too.  Jazz Combos will form later in the month to meet the needs of the students who are interested in doing them.


Southwest has three different opportunities for Jazz study.  

Southwest Big Band requires an audition and instructor approval and will meet Monday and Thursday mornings during zero hour.  The Big Band will be directed by Mr. Greg Lewis with assistance from Mr. Wixson.
Jazz Too (formerly known as "Jazz Workshop") does not require an audition and will meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings during during zero hour. Jazz Too will be directed by Mr. Wixson.
Student-run teacher-supervised Jazz Combos will meet on Monday and Friday mornings.  Only combos with permission from Mr. Wixson will be granted rehearsal space.  Speak with him to set yours up.
Click HERE for the Band Handbook and Syllabus, which contains information regarding the assessment of this course

Grades 9-12, meets zero hour (7:30am - 8:25am)