• Jazz Band

  • Jazz Band is an audition-based, extra-curricular ensemble that meets once a week-- enrollment is open to 7th, 8th, and 9th Graders.  This ensemble performs a variety of styles, including swing, blues, funk, fusion, latin, rock and hip hop, among others.  Students develop individual and ensemble musicianship skills through a lens of jazz music theory and repertoire; improvision and creativity play an integral role of participation and performance.  Jazz Band performs at a plethora of CBSD and out-of-district events-- consistent attendance at these events is vital for membership.

     

    Auditions typically occur in September and rehearsals begin in October.

     

    Instruments in this Ensemble:

    Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone

    Trumpet, Trombone

    Drum Set, Piano, Bass, Guitar

    Auxiliary Percussion

     

    Sometimes: Flute, Clarinet, Baritone, French Horn

    (if you play one of these instruments and are interested, please contact Mr. Cohen)

     

    Performances and Events:

    Winter Band Concert (December)

    Lenape Jazz Clinic (January or February)

    Unami Jazz Clinic (February)

    Tamanend Jazz Competition (March)

    Tohickon Jazz Festival (April)

    Spring Band Concert (May)

    Music in the Parks Adjudication -- Dorney Park (May)

    CBSD District Jazz Performance (June)

    9th Grade Promotion Ceremony

  • Jazz Band