Jazzing it up at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 14:37

The jazz band is coming to SJHS after Christmas break. The jazz band is made up of ninth graders that are in Mr. David Booth's band class. Mr. Booth, the jazz band conductor, said, “Jazz band is a fun way to give ninth graders more performing opportunities.”

Ninth graders that are in band have to try out to be able to get in, but this year the jazz band has an orchestra student playing the piano.  The jazz band will start meeting once or twice a week for one hour after school in the band room. Instruments that are played the jazz band are trumpet, trombone, saxophone, bass guitar, piano and drums. 

The jazz band doesn’t only play jazz music but a lot more like, Latin, rock and pop.  Students like all sorts of music. According to Amy Tingey, a ninth grader, she likes bass beat music. Landon Bloom, another student that is in jazz band, likes up beat music.

The jazz band is going to have a concert sometime in May. Everybody who gets a chance to play in the jazz band really enjoys it. Amy likes the harder music. Landon said, “Jazz band is really cool.  You just play you heart out!”  

Hayde Blanco, SJHS Staff Writer