Jazz Ensembles
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Big Band at the Hot Notes 2015 Swing Dance

Schedule for Week One:

Monday: NO JAZZ 

Tuesday: All new jazz students bring instruments, play, learn about jazz program and get audition material for Big Band

Wednesday:  All new jazz students bring instruments, playlearn about jazz program and get audition material for Big Band

Thursday: Big Band Auditions

Friday: Big Band Auditions

Schedule for Week Two:

Tuesday: Big Band and Jazz Too First Rehearsals

Wednesday: Combo Placement Auditions - for students who are not in Big Band or Jazz Too and do not currently have a combo set up

Thursday: Big Band and Jazz Too rehearsals

Friday: First day of Combo Rehearsal Process

 

Southwest Big Band Open Chairs:

Trumpet - 1-2 openings

Saxophone - 2 openings

Trombone - 1 opening

Bass - 1 opening

 

 

Southwest has three different opportunities for Jazz study.  

Southwest Big Band requires an audition and will meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings during zero hour.  The Big Band will be directed by Mr. Greg Lewis with assistance from Mr. Needleman.
 
Jazz Too does not require an audition and will meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings during during zero hour. Jazz Too will be directed by Mr. Needleman and will be a full-sized jazz ensemble.
 
Student-run teacher-supervised Jazz Combos will meet on two mornings a week during zero hour.  Only combos with permission from Mr. Needleman 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 (7:10am - 8:05am)

 

Lake Harriet Jazz Concert 5/20/15 Recordings can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/ogcmzyy

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