Eight Grade Jazz Band Information
Instructor: David Bentley
The IMS Jazz Ensemble will be available to all interested 8th grade band students. The fee for this club is $250/school year. The class will rehearse 2 days a week before school and have several performances throughout the year. We will participate in at least one Jazz Festival, and perhaps as many as three. The course will focus on big band literature including swing, Latin and rock styles with the heaviest emphasis being traditional big band jazz. Student will also be introduced to jazz improvisation, and encouraged to experiment with their own musical ideas. This should prove to be a fun, enriching experience for the motivated student!