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Jazz Band

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Jazz Band is comprised of students from diverse areas of study, all of whom enjoy listening and performing within this unique musical tradition.

While most of the semester features music in a big band setting, students will also be able to learn about improvisation, jazz theory, and small jazz group style. Students will have the opportunity to perform on-campus, as well as at local jazz festivals and venues across the state. Each year, students from the jazz ensemble will record their work in a local studio to release as an album. Jazz Band membership is open to students in all class levels who meet the requirements of musicianship.

Jazz Band rehearses Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30–3:45 p.m.


All interested students must complete an audition, click here for 2021 audition information. Scheduling is coordinated by the conductor at the beginning of each semester.

Additional Information

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Newest album “Another Day” on Bandcamp


  • Prepared excerpt (distributed in advance)
  • Improvisation (optional)
  • Sight-reading


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Tyson Haynes

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