Jazz Band Plays “Excellent” Music

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 11:52

Jazz band is where students learn how to play their instruments better and also sharpen there skills in song playing. “It gives the students extra performing opportunities,” Mr. Booth, SJHS band teacher said. The students learn songs from all sorts of genres like jazz, Latin, rock, and R&B (Rhythm and Blues). Currently the jazz band class is learning Superstition by Stevie Wonder, a jazz version of the Sesame Street, and a song by Santana. Jazz band is learning these songs so that they can play them for a concert in May. The class is performing during school in an assembly.

The jazz band class is an auditioned group of ninth-grade students. The students who want to be in jazz band have to audition in front of Mr. Booth, band teacher. The auditions for jazz band this year were held in November. The jazz band is practicing every Friday for one hour after school. They will be practicing until their concert in May.
Instruments are a key role in a band. The type of instruments all depend on the type of band. The instruments in the school's jazz band are saxophones, trumpets, trombones, keyboard, bass, and percussion.

Hollie Coulon, SJHS Staff Writer