Full Year 1/2 Unit Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Current Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, or Chorus member. Audition may be required.
The Academy New Jazz Ensemble is one of two curricular Jazz Ensembles that meets every other day for one period throughout the year. This course is the sequential path for students enrolled in Middle School Jazz Ensemble. The New Jazz Ensemble performs music of easy to intermediate difficulty, representing jazz styles such as fusion, jazz, rock, blues, Latin, swing, funk, and others. Students will be exposed to jazz improvisation during the course of the school year. The New Jazz Ensemble performs at school concerts, events and community sponsored activities. By enrolling in this course, students are committing to required performances outside of the normal school day. This ensemble is the entry-level instrumental Jazz Ensemble but can also be taken by members of the Academy Jazz Ensemble with permission of the instructor.