Our goal is to develop strong knowledge of the jazz styles and history through listening, practice, and performance. Students will enrich their music experience through improvisation and ear-training. The jazz ensemble is an elite group of musicians, and we are striving for musical precision and developing an emotional connection to the music. We are an active performing group in school concerts, at jazz festivals, and in the community. This group is comprised of saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drum set, and auxiliary percussion. (Other instruments inquire within) All students must audition for this ensemble. Students must be duly enrolled in band or orchestra to perform in this ensemble, with few exceptions where their specific skills are not utilized in one of the aforementioned courses. Leadership opportunities are available.