The ABHS Jazz Ensemble
The Jazz Ensemble is an advanced ensemble that selects its members through an audition process. This ensemble is made up of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, and a rhythm section (guitar, piano, bass, and drum-set). The band focuses on rehearsing and performing the various styles of jazz, R & B, swing, rock, fusion, etc. Time is also spent in the development and implementation of improvisation skills, along with the basic knowledge of music theory. During the musical, it will be required of some for the members to help to form the pit orchestra. This group performs in the community as well as at events and festivals like the CMU Jazz Weekend, at the MSBOA Jazz Festival, and at Winter and Spring concerts. Participation in the Jazz Ensemble will result in mandatory rehearsals and performances.