Wakeland HS Jazz Band
Tanner Smith, Director of Jazz 1
Kevin Jones, Director of Jazz 2
Welcome to Jazz Band! The goal of this ensemble is to give every student a solid foundation in the styles, performance, theory and history of Jazz. These goals will be accomplished through the applied performance of jazz music in rehearsals and during performances. Throughout the year, students will also be exposed to different varieties of music such as; Latin, Blues, Ballads, Rock and Roll, and Funk. Students will be given the opportunity to learn jazz improvisation and well as the possibility for jazz combo experience.
(Additional rehearsals may be added)
Jazz Band 1 will rehearse every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-6:00 PM.
Jazz Band 2 will rehearse every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 PM.
Rehearsals are mandatory if you want to participate in the ensemble.
*If a rehearsal needs to be rescheduled or canceled you will know in advanced.
Students will need a pencil every day in rehearsal.
Each Student will be given their own folder to put their sheet music in.
Each student will have their instrument, all of its supplies (reeds, oil, etc.), folder and pencil at every rehearsal and performance.
Students (male and female) will wear all black for jazz performances.
Everyone will wear black pants (not jeans) and a black dress shirt with black shoes and black socks.
Students are expected to be at all rehearsals and performances.
Students who miss with an unexcused absence may be removed from the Jazz program.
Frisco Jazz Festival: February 25, 2017 TBD
TCU Jazz Festival: March 25, 2017 TBD
Frisco Arts in the Square: April 1 or 2, 2017 TBD
WHS Cluster Jazz Concert: May 19, 2017 @ 7:00pm