Honors Jazz Ensemble 

1.0 credit
Grades 9-12

 

From Duke Ellington, Sinatra, Tower of Power, The Beatles, and everything in between, the Windham High School Honors Jazz Ensemble is an audition-based honors ensemble that performs a variety of music from blues to swing, rock, and latin, among others. Students will have the experience of being a professional jazz musician in a “Big Band” setting. Along with playing as a member of the band, students will have opportunities to perform as soloists with the band at performances. Students will be assessed regularly in performance, improvisation and music theory skills. All members are encouraged to audition for the NHMEA Jazz All State Festival. Enrollment will only allow for an equally balanced instrumentation. Windham High School Jazz Ensemble may be elected four times for credit.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment by audition. Students must also be enrolled in Concert Band or Honors Wind Ensemble with the exception of pianists, guitarists, and bass guitarists.