11900 Bailey Road
Cornelius, NC 28031
Ms. Ruth Petersen, Director

Jazz Band

Jazz Band Participation Application

This band for 7th and 8th grade students who wish to have more advanced musical or instrumental instruction. Students will concentrate on the basics of: jazz styles, history, listening, performance, and improvisation. Jazz band students will be introduced to and perform basic to advanced jazz charts. Students will be expected to perform written and improvised solos for class and performance. The study of jazz history and listening will aid the students in their ideas for performance and improvisation. Students are highly encouraged to take private instrumental lessons. Students enrolled in jazz band must be concurrently enrolled in a band class if they play wind and percussion instruments, or in an orchestra if they are bass players. (Pianists and guitars are exempt unless they play another band instrument or orchestra instrument.)