AB Middle School Jazz Band
The Anchor Bay Middle School Jazz Band is a volunteer group made up of 7th and 8th grade musicians currently in concert band classes at either ABMS North or ABMS South. The group typically rehearses Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-8pm either in the MS South band room or the MS South auditorium.
The groups main goal is to give the members experience performing jazz as well as preparing them for the Anchor Bay High School Jazz Ensemble. This group performs a minimum of three times per season. In years where the jazz band has the proper instrumentation the group can compete at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s State Jazz Festival.
Announcing the 2012-2013 Season
On Tuesday, October 2nd there will be a MS Jazz Band meeting in the Anchor Bay Middle School South band room. All students interested in performing with the MS Jazz Band should plan on attending the meeting from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Parents are welcome but aren’t required to attend. The informational meeting will cover requirements for band members as well as set up. A calendar for the year will be presented at the meeting. Instrument will not be needed at the informational meeting. 8th grade football player: due to the late Tuesday games you are allowed to start coming to jazz band following the football season. Please inform your band director of your intent to join the group so music will be copied for you. The second jazz band meeting, and the first with instruments, will likely be Tuesday, October 16th.