Jazz Band 2019-2020

Lab Band

Meet in the Band room on 

Mondays 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Director: Mr. Brown

Big Band

Meet in the Choir Room on Mondays 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Director: Mr. Rothacker

Jazz Orchestra

Meet in the Choir Room on Mondays 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Director: Mr. Rothacker

7 O'clock Band

Meet in the Band Room on Mondays 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Director:  Mr. Brown

 

LAB BAND

Practices are in the Band room on Mondays from 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Director: Mr. Brown

The Jazz Lab is a large group that allows all students the opportunity to study jazz style and improvisation.  All instruments and ability levels are welcome. Auditions are preferred but not required. 

 

BIG BAND

Practices are in the Choir room on Mondays from 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Director: Mr. Rothacker

The Cardinal Big Band is an auditioned jazz ensemble.  Students develop fundamental jazz styles and learn to improvise in a big band setting.  Emphasis is on improving performance skills and understanding of the big band idiom. Open to all students by audition. 

 

JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Practices are in the Choir room on Mondays from 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Director: Mr. Rothacker

The Cardinal Jazz Orchestra is the second auditioned jazz band, also with standard instrumentation. It aims to teach students to play a variety of styles - classic swing, Latin, funk, and more.  Emphasis is on the high quality of performance. Open to all students by audition. 

7 O'CLOCK JAZZ

Practices are in the Band room on Mondays from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Director: Mr. Brown

The MHS Seven O'Clock Jazz Band is the top auditioned ensemble.  This is a standard-size big band that plays collegiate and professional level charts.  Each year, this band submits a recording for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Festival. Open to all students by advanced audition only. 

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CALENDAR

 

ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON 2019

Learn about the Seven O'Clock Jazz Band & its 2019 trip to NYC to participate in the Essentially Ellington Festival. 

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